Bail A'Chairn (Acharole)

The broch has been excavated but the work was stopped before it was completed and apparently the owner of the land then filled the broch in with rubble from elsewhere and finds were not recorded. Why the work would be stopped so abruptly and no finds recorded is puzzling, but I would guess perhaps human remains were possibly found and out of respect for the dead the site turned into a grassy tomb. It's the only logical reason I can think of.

Access is simple enough, and there is plenty of parking nearby. It's private land so show respect.

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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.