East Clyth Broch

Not much to see above ground, basically just a grassy mound, but there are original broch stones showing and you can make out the circular structure. My guess is there is a lot of archaeology below ground waiting to be excavated.

It's a nice easy broch to find and access. It's in a field, and at the top end of the barbed wire fence some kind person has wrapped yellow matting around the barbed wire making access comfortable. There is even space off the single track road beside the broch where you can park. Just be sure not to block gates should the farmer come along in his tractor and require access.

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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.