Tag Archive: Broch


The Gloup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Towards the Broch of Deerness

 

 

 

 

Inside the Broch

 

 

Orkney colours

 

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We did get to Birsay finally, another Broch, only accessible at low tide. The Broch was inhabited originally by Picts and then taken over by Vikings…

The passage is open…

 

 

 

The Viking settlement

Cliffs of Birsay

 

Seagull young

 

Lighthouse on top of Birsay

 

Colours of Orkney…

 

First attempt to see the Broch of Birsay…

 

What lies hidden behind the wall of mist?

 

Part 2: Kirkwall and Broch of Gurness

Kirkwall, inside St. Magnus cathedral

 

 

Broch of Gurness, iron age

 

Broch from the outside

A maze of buildings

Shelves

Doorways

A millstone

Main entrance

 

 

 

 

Buildings outside of main complex