Carrol Broch

Commanding a high position on the banks of Loch Brora, this broch has beautiful views over the Loch and down Strath Brora. The main entrance still survives and has lintels in place, the guard chamber by the entrance is intact, stairs to the first floor gallery can be climbed, and there is much of the interior walls still standing.

Access is the same as for the Leadoch broch, and you could manage both in a day trip. It is best to park at the ford across the River Brora, at the start of the forestry track along the south bank of Loch Brora. There is plenty of car parking space around the ford, and it is easy to walk from there along the banks of Loch Brora. Just before you reach Carrol farm you will have to climb a high stile over a deer fence, and from there to the broch the walking is quite heavy going in places. The broch can be surprisingly difficult to find, so be sure to take a map with you.


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Disclaimer: Some brochs were built with military defensive purpose, and as such can be situated in extremely dangerous areas, such as on the edge of cliffs and ravines. Additionally, these are Iron Age structures, most of them in ruins, and they are extremely hazardous, with crumbling stone walls and hidden chambers. Existing walls, lintels, and passages could collapse at any time. The information here is provided free but it is your responsibility to ensure its accuracy, ensure your own safety, and acquire permissions for access where necessary. Accessing brochs is done entirely at your own risk.