Carloway Broch

Carloway Broch

is located above Loch an Duin on a rocky knoll in a good defensive position. A Broch is an Iron Age structure designed to impress and defend, and were probably the homes of tribal leaders and important members of the community.

They are built with two concentric walls of stone, with a stairway or gallery within the walls to the upper floors.

The Carloway Broch is one of the best preserved in the Hebrides and dates back over 2000 years.  It is approximately 9 metres high and 15 metres in diameter. A Broch is a very resilient structure and was often used for defence.

Visitor Centre is open in summer.

Location: 1.5 miles south of Carloway, about 16miles north-west of Stornoway, Lewis on the A858.