Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan

Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan

Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan
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Susanplus3
Derby, UK179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
It's amazing to stand by and climb around these structures and have them to yourselves! If these were any further south or on the Isle of Skye, you wouldn't be able to get near to them. What a privilege to see structures that are 2000 years old, and so expertly built. If it wasn't for the desecration by the Victorians they would still be largely intact. Useful information plaques share what little is known about these structures.
Written August 25, 2019
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Andrew S
Aberdeen, UK229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
These brochs are some of the finest examples of a broch that you can see, both remain with a surprisingly large amout of stone still standing. Parking at either of them is easy, and a short walk between them.
Written July 31, 2021
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Steve
Sherborne, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Glenelg brochs are brilliant - they transport you back to iron age Britain in a flash. The construction is intriguing and the information boards very helpful. There are actually 4 brochs in the area. Telve and Trodden were giants - twin sons of the witch Grugaig, whose broch is a little further down the glen. Dun Grugaig has not been restored at all but if the weather is fine and you want to explore ............ Above Totaig is the fourth broch, Dun Totaig (also known as Casteal Grugaig)
Written November 4, 2019
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sirl0inlr
Glasgow, UK56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We love old ruins, so headed for Glenelg. First up was the Dun Telve broch. It’s right beside the road, so it’s possible to park, though I imagine it would be busy in summer The broch is very complete and stands at 10 mete4es in places. Really gives you an idea what life must have been like living here.

The Dun Trodden Broch is quite close, and again, near the road. It’s only 7 metres high, but has a complete internal staircase, which it’s possible to climb. While there we met an Australian playing his didgeridoo. He said the acoustics in the broch were fantastic – how would it have sounded when the broch was complete?
Dun Grugaig is the third broch, little more than a pile of stones. It’s further up the glen from Dun Trodan, past Balvraid Farm. You can’t take the car any further – the path is full of large boulders. Much of the broch has collapsed – possibly down the hill side. Though little remains its position is highly strategic, at the head of the glen. Great to see all three brochs.
Written October 28, 2019
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The B
Dunblane, UK75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
Good to see, off the beaten track but you should only bother if you are visiting some of the other sites eg Sandaig beach, Glenelg Inn or the ferry to Skye.
Written October 18, 2019
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GtmRossaK3
Forfar, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Iconic Pictish Brochs in great condition 5 minutes from hotel. Carry on past the Glenelg Inn for approximately 1 mile then take road to the left just before the bridge. Better of the two Brochs is the first one you come to about 1 mile up Gleann Beag.
Written October 16, 2019
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sardawg
Winston Salem, NC1,583 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
We visited Dun Telve recently, and were just in awe of the architecture and careful piecing together of the broch. Having been built during the Iron Age, it is incredible to walk into the broch, and just imagine what these walls have seen and heard. It's amazing to see how well preserved it is, even though less than half remains.

A must-see for history buffs!
Written October 23, 2016
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Old_Nottinghamian
Nottingham, UK446 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Couples
We parked by the bridge near Eilanreach and made the 30 minute walk up Glean Beag. It made a nice dog walk, particularly as there appears to be little parking near either Broch.

The first Broch reached is Dun Telve, the more intact of the 2 structures (although somewhat rebuilt). Information boards explain how the Brochs are prehistoric dwellings constructed between 1,900 and 2,300 years ago, adding that Dun Telve remained almost intact until the 18th century, when much of its stone was removed to construct nearby dwellings.

The second Broch is Dun Troddan, slightly smaller but with more of the internal format still intact.

Both structures are worthy of a visit if you are in the area, and will leave you wondering how such massive structures were built, so long ago, without the aid of machinery.
Written June 29, 2013
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jeffinerelvis
Abingdon, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Family
Amazingly preserved Brochs. A small amount of information is available on the site, so worth reading up on before, but astonishing to explore in a beautiful bit of Scotland. Easy to find, as well signposted, but no parking, just have to find a place on the road.
Written January 11, 2013
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Staffsmartin
Brewood, UK590 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Well worth a visit if you are in the area, easy parking close by and very interesting with useful information boards.
Written October 25, 2020
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