Dun Beag

Skye | Struan | Broch | ★★

[Dun Beag]

Found overlooking Loch Bracadale on the west side of Skye, Dun Beag is probably the Misty Isle's best example of an iron age broch. These stone, circular towers are peppered across northwest Scotland, originally consisting of a double-layered wall with a staircase in between the layers, multiple floors, and chambers leading off from the central living space. Dun Beag looks particularly impressive as you approach from the west, sited on a rocky knoll littered with the broch's own debris. The inland-facing aspects are less impressive, but remains of staircases and side chambers can still be made out. This is also an excellent viewpoint, with the Duirinish peninsula well seen beyond the uninhabited islets of Tarner and Wiay.

[Dun Beag]

📌 Dun Beag ★★
Off A863 half a mile northwest of Struan, Skye, G.R.: NG 340386 ///shuttered.lighter.latter
Always open | Free

Anything else? From the car park at G.R.: NG 338385 ///surreal.hiker.expansion cross the main road and follow the informal paths to the broch - a 5-min uphill walk.

[Dun Beag]

[Dun Beag]

[Dun Beag]

[Dun Beag]

[Dun Beag]

[Dun Beag]

[Dun Beag]

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