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Mousa Iron Age Broch

Mousa, Scotland
+44 1595 693434
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Worth the trip

Fascinating place, took an evening trip & really enjoyed it. Be sure to wear warm clothing and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kenneth G
Unique is actually the correct word!

Stunning, 2,000 year-old broch on the lovely wee island of Mousa. 15 minute sailing via The Mousa... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Douglas Y
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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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“iron age” (10 reviews)
“boat trip” (8 reviews)
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Mousa, Scotland
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+44 1595 693434
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"unique experience"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating place, took an evening trip & really enjoyed it. Be sure to wear warm clothing and walking shoes. The island is very interesting and a bird watchers paradise. Visiting the Mousa Broch is a walk in the footsteps of your ancient ancestors - a...More

Thank Kenneth G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning, 2,000 year-old broch on the lovely wee island of Mousa. 15 minute sailing via The Mousa Boat, three hours on the island. Take walking shoes, outdoor clothing and food/drink because you are sharing the island with nothing else apart for the wildlife

Thank Douglas Y
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a unique experience, the birds coming in under the cover of darkness, the broch itself coming to life was fantastic, we even had our 8 month daughter with us. The crew were excellent!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was wonderful. We visited twice: once in the day, doing the walking tour round the island, visiting and climbing the broch; and again a few nights later, to see the storm petrels returning to their nests in the walls of the broch. Both visits...More

Thank Paul G
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Well worth taking the time and ferry cost. An incredible structure and lots of wildlife when walking round the island. Lovely guys on the ferry who are knowledgeable. Do it!

1  Thank Farmlabourer
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

This is the tallest and best preserved Iron Age round tower in Europe and it is really pretty amazing. It is on the island of Mousa, and while it can be clearly seen from the main island of Shetland, it is better to take the...More

2  Thank v0yageur22
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

No orcas that day of our excursion, only wide expanses of water and verdant hills. Fortunately, there are info plaques along the way so visitors can identify what they are seeing and learn a little about the sights too.

Thank on_the_go_98765
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The ferry trip across to Mousa, a walk round the island and a visit to the tallest intact broch structure with a local guide is highly recommended. We'd like to return in midsummer ,late at night to see and hear the storm petrels.

1  Thank Phyllisqueensland
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

About 2,000 years old and still standing 13 m high. And you get to climb up the stairs to the top, just as the old ones did (the broch might have been higher though). It is a very uplifting feeling. The first part of the...More

2  Thank Anke_Germany
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

An impressive structure, tall, broad and largely intact, with storage rooms inside the circular wall. You can visit the inside through a small gate, to keep the birds out. You can also climb to the top via a very narrow staircase, Some information boards outside....More

1  Thank NorthDevonJon
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haejachai
13 August 2017|
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Buy the tickets to Mousa island
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haejachai
13 August 2017|
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Response from SMBurns | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what you mean. Shetland Tourist office, maybe?
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