Latheronwheel Bridge Broch (Lat 261)

An overgrown mound with very little to see above ground other than a short section of exposed wall. Forty human skulls are said to have been excavated from the broch sometime before 1910, but there is no record of their whereabouts. I would suggest that folks back then had more respect for the dead than the Timeteam Burke and Hare grave robbers of today who call themselves archaeologists and that they were probably buried under the cairn of stones nearby.

Find parking nearby in Latheronwheel, and follow the track along the banks of the Burn of Latheronwheel from the A9 which takes you directly to the broch.

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Latheronwheel Bridge 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.