Saints and Stones: Borwick

The Broch o' Borwick sits on a headland above Borwick Bay north of the Yesnaby area on the west coast of the West Mainland of Orkney. Approaching the broch, one passes the impressive stack, the "Yesnaby Castle."

Many theories advance a use for the broch, from a family dwelling to a territorial marker. Remnants of several outbuildings may also be found in the vicinity. It has been estimated that the broch was in use for over 1,000 years, from the first millenium B.C. to around 500-600 A.D.

About Borwick

Orkneyjar: Broch o' Borwick
Megalithic Portal: Broch of Borwick
Orkneyjar: Orkney's Brochs
Wikipedia: Broch of Borwick
Wikipedia: Broch

Journey to Borwick

The Broch o' Borwick is located off the A967 near the village of Yesnaby in the Sandwick area on Mainland, Orkney, Scotland.

Ordnance Survey Map (HY224167)

Visitors Information

Visitors information may be found at the Orkneyjar website. General tourist information for Orkney may be found on the Visit Orkney website.

Additional Photos of Borwick

Descriptive Sign for the Yesnaby Area
Borwick Bay
The Castle of Borwick Near the Broch o' Borwick
The Broch o' Borwick from the South Side of Borwick Bay
Entrance to the Broch o' Borwick
Close-Up of Entrance
Interior of the Broch o' Borwick
Interior of the Broch o' Borwick
Compartment in Interior
Remains of Outlying Building
Close-Up of Remains of Outlying Building
Looking South from the Broch o' Borwick
Looking North from the Broch o' Borwick

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