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Coordinates: 58°12′37″N 6°55′58″W / 58.2102°N 6.9327°W / 58.2102; -6.9327

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Loch Na Berie
Walls of the broch with flooded interior
The broch in 2003
Alternate name Traigh Na Berie
Location Isle of Lewis
Type Broch
History
Periods Iron Age / Early medieval

Loch Na Berie is a broch in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, located approximately 400 yards from the shore, and is thought to have been located on an island as the land to the east is a marsh. The site is designated a Scheduled Monument.

History

Loch na Berie is the site of an Iron Age Broch and associated causeway. The site was excavated in the 1980s, which identified that the Broch had survived to first floor level.

Location

The site is located on the Isle of Lewis, at Loch na Berie. The Loch has mainly reverted to marshland.

Construction

Loch na Berie is roughly 16.5 meters in diameter and the walls are roughly 3 meters thick. A modern causeway made of stones robbed from the broch was built to the west of the broch, though it is thought that an ancient causeway underlies the modern one.

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