Rhianrivach Broch (Achow)

A grassy mound is all that's left, with no architectural details visible above ground. A slight mound encircles the broch and there are faint traces of outbuildings.

It's right beside the single track road, just off the A9, and you can pretty much see all that is worth seeing from the window of your car.

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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.