Tulach An Fhuarain Broch

There are 3 brochs clustered beside each here, all nestled on the banks of the River Thurso, with a few more brochs within easy walking distance. There must have been quite a community of Picts living there. This broch is quarried and mutilated to death, and survives only as a grassy mound now.

Access is by stile over a fence bordering the B870 beside the bridge over the River Thurso. This is a beautiful spot and all 3 brochs can be easily visited in one outing.

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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.