The broch is thought to be more than 2000 years old and still looks quite impressive despite its ruined state. I’m sure it would have looked very impressive back when it was intact and in use. Visiting it brought back childhood memories of climbing all over it and it was fun to repeat that experience again – but this time there were no angry parents telling me to get down before I broke an arm or leg. The kids seemed to enjoy climbing about the ancient monument as well, though my eldest managed to bump her head by standing up too soon after going through the (very) low doorway into the space between the broch’s outer and inner walls.
Here are a couple of pictures of the broch’s interior:
Here’s one taken from the outside:
Click any of the images above in order to see them in more detail.