Upper Latheron Broch

The broch is positioned on a rocky outcrop and its mutilated ruins are covered in grass. There are a few courses of stone from the original outer wall face showing, and there are traces of outbuildings.

Park in the small layby beside the broch just off the A9 and use the stile to access the field and the broch (see photo below). This is a farm, so there may be animals in the field.

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Upper Latheron broch photographs

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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.