Newlands of Clyth Broch (Upper Lybster)

Newlands of Clyth broch is also known as Upper Lybster broch. There is nothing to see other than a few large facing stones poking through the ground in a field. The broch has been robbed and ploughed until nothing remains. The site was recorded as a Picts House in old texts.

There is a gate into the field with easy access behind a few farm buildings just down the road.

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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.