Occumster Broch

Not much to see above ground, just a grassy hill, but I'm sure there is plenty below ground waiting to be excavated. Lots of steep cliffs around here, so stay well away from the clifftops.

Access is down a private track and the broch is in a field to the left. Easy access once you find somewhere to park the car. No need to climb over fences either as there was an open gate into the field when I was there. That's the North Sea Beatrice windfarm in the background.

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Occumster 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.