Upper Borgue Broch

The broch is sited immediately behind Upper Borgue farm buildings. As late as 1910 it was reported to be very well preserved, with the entrance practically intact. However, all that is evident now is a grassy pile of rubble with just a short section of wall visible.

Find parking where you can and walk up the track. This is a working estate, so please keep away from the farm buildings.

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Upper Borgue broch photographs

Upper Borgue 01

Upper Borgue 02

Upper Borgue 03

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.