Feranach Broch

There are original walls still showing here, and a couple of chambers have been opened in the rubble, including an entrance chamber. Much of the broch has been robbed to build a house and drystone dykes nearby, which are also now ruins.

Access is through the Borrobol Lodge, farm, and private dwellings, so permission must be sought from the Borrobol estate for access. Although there is a track marked on the map on the south bank of the river, it is much easier to cross the river by the bridge and walk to the broch up the north bank, as marked on the map.

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Feranach broch photographs

Feranach 01

Feranach 02

Feranach 03

Feranach 04

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Feranach 13

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.