Rinsary Broch (Berriedale Water, Berriedale Church, Berriedale 2)

Nice position on the hill overlooking Berriedale. Not much left of this one, just a grassy mound. Looks like it's been used for many different purposes through the centuries too, with what looks like a kiln built into the side of it.

Easy to find and easy to get to. Park beside the church at the top of north Berriedale Brae. Walk up the track to the gate through the deer fence just behind the church, use the stiles on either side of the gate and follow the fence to the broch. A nice bonus is the lovely views over Berriedale and Berriedale Water.

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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.