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Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Built to Last
Mousa (from the Norse 'Moss Island') is about 15 miles south of Lerwick on Shetland. It has not been inhabited since the 19th Century, but its broch attracts visitors throughout the summer months. This remarkable round tower construction at 44' tall is the highest existing building of its sort in the world and was built around 100 BC. Visitors can climb to its top.