Bardintulloch Broch (Upper Clyth)

Bardintulloch broch is also known as Upper Clyth broch. This broch is on 3 different properties, two farmer's fields and the back garden of a private dwelling, with fences dividing the site into 3 parts. Nothing can be seen in the garden of the private dwelling, but you can make out the rough shape of the broch site in one of the fields. The entire site has almost been obliterated by robbing and ploughing. Old texts indicate the broch was recognisable as a Picts House until around 1867.

Find somewhere to park on the single track road and walk along the track. At the end of the track is a gate into a field and you can then walk around the private dwelling to the site. Much of the site can be viewed from the track itself. The site isn't where marked on the map.

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Bardintulloch 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.