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The brochs of Gurness & Midhowe

by Noel Fojut

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Published by Historic Scotland in Edinburgh .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Historic sites -- Scotland -- Orkney.,
  • Furness broch (Orkney, Scotland) -- Guidebooks.,
  • Midhowe broch (Orkney, Scotland) -- Guidebooks.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementNoel Fojut ; edited by Chris Tabraham.
    ContributionsTabraham, C. J., Historic Scotland.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination20 p. :
    Number of Pages20
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21272490M
    ISBN 100748004661

    Strikingly, Gurness can be seen from another memorable broch, Midhowe on Rousay. A ferry trip to the island of Rousay cannot be highly enough recommend. The past stands in seamless relation to the present there, with Iron Age forts sharing the same fields as 19 th century crofting houses and 4, year old burial tombs, known as cairns (with. ORCADIAN BROCHS. Gurness. Midhowe. Broch Towers. When most people think of brochs they imagine a tall, circular tower but these are by far the exception rather than the rule. Gurness and Midhowe, the landing is well above floor level indicating that access was by means of a .

    Introduction. The word ‘broch’ derives from the Norse borg (“fort”) and is used by archaeologists to describe the circular, prehistoric drystone towers found mainly in the north and west of Scotland. Dun Telve (right), which is near the village of Glenelg on the Lochalsh coast, opposite the Isle of Skye, is a good the antiquarians began to study these monuments in the. Gurness Broch in # Orkney is an archaeological dream! This 2, yea r-old broch is notable for having an associated settlement surrounding the main broch structure: a maze of stonework surrounded by massive rings and ditches. Nearby are the remains of a # Pictish dwelling, as well as a female Viking burial, where a pair of 'tortoise'-style brooches were found.

    After you've visited Midhowe Broch, you can discover everything there is to see and do within a few miles of the area. Midhowe Cairn, Broch of Gurness, and Trumland House are a few additional nearby sights. Spend some time checking out Cubbie Roo's Castle, which is mi ( km) from Midhowe Broch, or make a stop by Earl's Palace, located Stop by the visitor's center to view Iron-Age artifacts on display. Take a guided tour to learn more about the village's history and purpose. Check the weather before your visit, as high winds can cause temporary closures. Make Broch of Gurness a part of your Evie vacation plans using our Evie trip planner.


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The brochs of Gurness & Midhowe by Noel Fojut Download PDF EPUB FB2

Marvel at the completeness of Scotland’s best-preserved broch village; View Iron Age artefacts on display in the visitor centre on site; Explore nearby – Gurness is one of at least 10 brochs that line either shore of Eynhallow Sound; Take our fun fact-finding quiz while exploring the broch.

Available on site. The Broch of Gurness is an Iron Age broch village on the northeast coast of Mainland Orkney in Scotland overlooking Eynhallow Sound, about 15 miles north-west of Kirkwall. It once housed a substantial community. Description. Settlement here began sometime between and Coordinates: 59°07′19″N 3°04′41″W / °N.

Midhowe Broch is one of at least nine brochs that stand along the banks of narrow, dangerous Eynhallow Sound in Orkney. It’s in an excellent state of preservation, especially its stone internal fittings. A water tank, fireplace and room partitions are all visible.

Brochs are unique to Scotland, with more than than surviving examples. The Broch of Gurness is perched on the edge of the Orkney's west mainland - part of a coastline that, at one point, would have been lined with brochs. Across Eynhallow Sound you can see another well-preserved example at Midhowe in Rousay.

Gurness is a substantial broch, measuring around 65ft in. The shores of the Eynhallow Sound, between West Mainland and Rousay, The brochs of Gurness & Midhowe book especially thickly populated with brochs.

Two stand out as exceptional: Midhowe Broch on Rousay, and the Broch of Gurness, nearly opposite it on West Mainland. The Broch of Gurness was built as a planned settlement some time before BC.

Midhowe Broch Orkney's rich history and heritage can be seen right across the islands, but Rousay is perhaps the best place to experience it condensed into a just a mile or two of coastline. One of our inner isles, Rousay sits a short ferry ride away from Tingwall in Orkney's north-west mainland.

Broch of Gurness Overview. The Broch of Gurness is the best example of one of these Iron Age dwellings that can be found on the Orkney Mainland. There are several other brochs scattered around the Orkney islands, but only Midhowe Broch on Rousay can rival Gurness for its relative completeness.

Buy The Brochs of Gurness & Midhowe by Noel Fojut, Chris Tabraham, Pointsize Associates, David Simon, David Henrie, Mike Brooks (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Orkney's brochs were feats of considerable architectural and engineering expertise, the key to which was the principle of double-skinned walls.

Stronger and more stable than a single wall, the brochs had two parallel walls built with a hollow space between. The most well-known of these buildings in Orkney is the Broch of Gurness in Evie and Midhowe Broch in Rousay.

However, there are over other brochs in Orkney, many times hidden in plain view in the landscape. This list of some of them may surprise even Orcadians who are very familiar with the islands.

The brochs of Gurness and Midhowe [Ramsay; Tabraham, Chris (ed.) Gillies] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Midhowe Chambered Cairn is a large Neolithic chambered cairn located on the south shore of the island of Rousay, Orkney, name "Midhowe" comes from the Iron Age broch known as Midhowe Broch, that lies just west of the tomb.

The broch got its name from the fact that it's the middle of three such structures that lie grouped within metres (1, ft) of each other and Howe from the.

The remains of the Broch of Gurness are found on an north-eastern shore of the Orkney Mainland, at a place known as Aikerness, in the parish of Evie.

Overlooking the body of water known as Eynhallow Sound, the site offers spectacular views across to the uninhabited island of Eynhallow and the larger, hilly, island of Rousay.

The Broch of Gurness has two hearths and a subterranean cistern with steps leading to it which possibly had some sort of religious significance if not actually just being a well. The site is surrounded by three ditches cut out of rock; remains of several small stone houses with small yards and sheds can be seen between the inner ditch and the.

Two brochs almost opposite one another across Eynhallow Sound give an excellent impression of what these structures were like: the Broch of Gurness on Mainland and Midhowe Broch on Rousay.

You reach Midhowe Broch via the track through and between fields that descend the m from the parking area on the road that encircles Rousay. Hotels near Midhowe Chambered Cairn: ( mi) Castlehill Orkney ( mi) Hammersmith Bed and Breakfast ( mi) Merkister Hotel ( mi) Taversoe Hotel ( mi) 1 Kringla Apartments, Orkney; View all hotels near Midhowe Chambered Cairn on Tripadvisor5/ TripAdvisor reviews.

The Brochs of Gurness & Midhowe [Noel Fojut, Chris Tabraham, David Henrie, Mike Brooks, Pointsize Associates, David Simon] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Brochs of Gurness & MidhoweAuthor: Noel Fojut. Book your tickets online for Broch of Gurness, Evie: See reviews, articles, and photos of Broch of Gurness on Tripadvisor/ TripAdvisor reviews.

Broch of Gurness is hard to get to down narrow one lane roads with pullouts to pass and signs that can be missed. It is worth the trip. It is located on Eynhallow Sound with Rousay Island on the opposite side which makes for a beautiful setting/5(). A handful of the most impressive brochs – Gurness, dominating the shoreline of Eynhallow Sound in Orkney, or the metre Mousa broch in Shetland, which features in two Norse sagas – are open.

Midhowe with the geo dyke in the foreground, seen from the south-east Midhowe and Gurness are two of several brochs that once lined the shores of the Eynhallow Sound, but most of the others have been collapsed into heaps of stone, were slowly eroded by the sea, or .Try the new Google Books.

Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Try it now. No thanks. Try the new Google Books Get print book. No eBook available Bu, Gurness, and the Brochs of Orkney, Volumes John W. Hedges. B.A.R., - Brochs. 0 Reviews.Examples include Howe, near Stromness, Gurness Broch in the north west of Mainland, Orkney, Midhowe on Rousay and Lingro near Kirkwall (destroyed in the s).

There are "broch village" sites in Caithness, but elsewhere they are unknown. Most brochs are unexcavated. The end of the broch building period seems to have come around AD –