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Broch of Gurness. Mainland Orkney

Until the summer of 1929, the site of the Broch o' Gurness was nothing more than a massive, grassy mound. It is generally agreed that it was built between 200BC and 100BC. The entire settlement was circled by outer defences comprising of a band of three ramparts and three ditches.

 

In the care of Historic Scotland.

 

Dan Leigh R5 Delta and AutoKap.

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Taken on January 3, 2005