Kilearnan Hill Broch (Killouran)

There is just a pile of small rubble here. In a few years, this one will be gone, buried under heather and ferns. That it has lasted 2000 years is simply remarkable. It is built on a knoll beside the burn but it is now completely demolished and robbed of stone with only a few heaps of small stones remaining.

Parking is the same as for the Kilearnan broch, which you have to walk past to get to this one. Take the Glen Loth single track road from the A9 or from Kildonan Station, bearing in mind that the road is not snow cleared in winter and is not suitable for caravans.

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Kilearnan Hill broch photographs

Kilearnan Hill 01

Kilearnan Hill 02

Kilearnan Hill 03

Kilearnan Hill 04

Kilearnan Hill 05

Kilearnan Hill 06

Kilearnan Hill 07

Kilearnan Hill 08

Kilearnan Hill 09

Kilearnan Hill 10

Kilearnan Hill 11

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.