Brough of Birsay in Orkney

Brough Head Lighthouse

The Brough Head Lighthouse is on the Brough of Birsay a small tidal island that is accessible at low tide over a pedestrian walkway.

Brough of Birsay

The Brough of Birsay seen from beach on the Orkney Mainland.

Swans in the sea near the Brough Head

Swans in the sea near the Brough of Birsay.

Pedestrian crossing to the Brough of Birsay island at low tide

You can walk across from the car park to the Brough Head at low tide. You do need to be careful not to take any chances with the tides.

Settlement on the Brough of Birsay at Brough Head

The ancient settlement on Birsay dates back to the 5th century, you can read about the settlements on the Brough of Birsay wikipedia page.

Settlement remains on the Brough of Birsay

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