Tulloch of Shalmstry broch

A grassy mound right beside the road with just a few stones poking through the grass here and there. An original section of wall can still be seen. I'm of the mind much of the broch is still intact within the mound.

Parking was a problem, but access wasn't. You can see where I parked on the single track road just along the A9 in the access photo below. I then walked along the A9 to the gate, all very easy, but this is a fast stretch of narrow road which is very busy and you not only have to keep an eye on traffic coming towards you, but you also have to watch out for overtaking cars coming behind you. This is a dangerous stretch of road so use the verge to allow traffic to pass.

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Tulloch of Shalmstry 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.