Photos of the Brough of Birsay

Photo of the Brough of Birsay, Orkney Islands.
The causeway to the Brough is uncovered only at low tide
Photo of the Brough of Birsay, Orkney Islands.
The view north from the midpoint of the causeway to the Brough. This has got to be one of the most beautiful locations on earth
Photo of the Brough of Birsay, Orkney Islands.
The south east corner of the settlement. The 12th century church is in the right distance, and the Pictish symbol stone replica in the left distance
Photo of the Brough of Birsay, Orkney Islands.
Looking down onto the settlement from the hill above. Here the church is the most visible remain, with the walls of the earliest Norse buildings beyond and to the left
Photo of the Brough of Birsay, Orkney Islands.
The foundations of the later Norse settlement. These buildings are quite rectangular, in comparison to the earliest Norse structures, which were more organic in shape
Photo of the Brough of Birsay, Orkney Islands.
Another view of the later Norse foundation walls
Photo of the Brough of Birsay, Orkney Islands.
A replica cast of the famous Pictish symbol stone found on the site
Photo of the Brough of Birsay, Orkney Islands.
Carving on the replica Pictish symbol stone
Photo of the Brough of Birsay, Orkney Islands.
The sun setting in splendour beyond the Brough of Birsay. You really owe it to yourself to visit!

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