Golsary Broch (Burn of Golsary, Rumster forest)

This large grassy mound has stonework showing intermittently and indicates an overall diameter of around 56ft. It has outer ditches and ramparts, so would have been very well constructed and defended.

Take the track from the A9 at Forse. It's easy walking, but quite a lengthy one, and takes you past the Rumster broch.

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Golsary broch photographs

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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.