Nybster Broch

Plenty to see at Nybster. There is even a prehistoric mound on the site. Both interior and exterior original stonework still stands to a good height, and there are outbuildings all around the main broch.

Access is easy and suitable for anyone. There is parking and a good path to the broch (see photo below). However, the path skirts cliffs, and the broch itself is built on a rocky promontory, with sheer cliffs on 3 sides. If visiting the broch, stay clear of the cliff edges.

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Access path

Nybster 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.