Lower Camster Broch

The remains of Lower Camster broch are atop a roughly circular natural knoll overlooking a rocky escarpment. It appears that the broch was sited within a defensive enclosure and ditches, but it has been robbed and quarried so that no structural details remain above ground.

The two Camster brochs are on private farmland with working dogs and sheep, so be sure to ask for permission before going tramping around the farm.

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Lower Camster broch photographs

Lower Camster 01

Lower Camster 02

Lower Camster 03

Lower Camster 04

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Lower Camster 08


Lower Camster 09

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.