Upper Bighouse broch

A grass and gorse covered mound with a hollow in the middle and with a few stones poking through the undergrowth.

There is an industrial site at the end of the single track road (see photos below) so don't wander in there or you risk breaking health and safety laws. You can park on the right just before you enter the site and the broch is right beside you with easy access.

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Upper Bighouse 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.