Minera Broch

Another memorable broch, and not far inland from Dunbeath and Latheronwheel. As with the Tiantulloch broch just up the road, one of its most striking aspects is that looking in one direction you can see right across the moors to Morven, Maiden Pap and Scaraben, but if you look in the other direction the turbines of Buolfruich windfarm tower over you. It shares much with Tiantulloch in that it has outbuildings and a modern stone wall surrounding the site.

As Tiantullich, easy access and suitable for the family. Park somewhere off the single track road, and use the gate.

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Minera broch photographs

Minera 01

Minera 02

Minera 03

Minera 04

Minera 05

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Minera 07

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.