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Broch of Gurness, Orkney: 6 reviews and 10 photos

  The brock from the inner chamber
by shivan

The picture is among my favourite because to reminds me some picture I saw on the internet about egypt archeological sites.
Not like Skara Brae, it is quite hard to recognise, outside the main building, how should have been the organization of the other huts because really a few standing low walls remain today.
Close to the broch there is the so called Shamrock House, a small hut similar to the Skara Brae ones, that has four "bedrooms" in the corners so that it all appears as a Shamrock. It is believed it was the home of a Pictish family in the first centuries after Christ, when the broch itself had been abandoned already.

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  • Written Sep 1, 2005
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