Kilbraur Broch (Kilbrare)

This is another of the Loch Brora brochs, this one situated at the head of the loch on the southern bank of the River Brora. It has extensive defensive outer walls surrounding the main site. Apart from the knoll on which the broch was built, there is little left to see other than a post clearances sheep circle on top of the site.

Access is from the north bank of the River Brora, then across an old footbridge, and crossing farmland to access the broch site. The old footbridge is in a dilapidated state and is not safe. Permission for access should also be sought as you have to cross private farmland to gain access to the broch. There is a ford and another footbridge across the River Brora upstream at Balnacoil, and perhaps it might be safer to cross there and walk down the track.

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Kilbraur 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.