Monday, June 06, 2005
View of Carolway Broch from Lounge window
We stayed at 7 Doune Carloway which was out on a point and gave us the most marvelous view of the Carloway Broch. A broch is a 1st century AD dry stone wall tower. This is one of the best preserved in the world. They had several floors and served as protection as well as a status symbol for the builders. It is possible to go into the broch and get an idea of what life must have been like.
It made for a dramatic backdrop for the house. The house was three bedrooms with a lounge, well equppied kitchen and a bathroom. It was wonderfully warm and cosy when the wind howled around.