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Fern
Glasgow, UK473 contributions
Jan 2023
i love places like this. the broch is small and very much in ruin but it's absolutely worth a visit even if only for the view of skye you'll get from the top! the walk up is very easy. we visited here in january and were the only people there - though have never seen anybody here whilst driving past. you can easily see this and be back to your car in less than an hour.
Written March 30, 2023
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pyrasanth
Paisley, UK63 contributions
Aug 2020
Although not the best example there is enough of it left to be good. I give it 5 because I really like stuff like this. There is a car park and a short walk up a hill. Lots of sheep droppings to avoid.
Written August 25, 2020
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May 2019 • Friends
Its not a steep walk up but well worth it when you get to the top. Great views from every angle.
Small carpark just across the road bit can ger busy with tour buses.
Written May 15, 2019
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Erik C
California157 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
If you are looking for a less touristy experience with some of the best scenery in Skye, this is a "must do". It is an ancient broch on a small hill, about a 5 minute walk from the road/car park. The site signage is good, with pertinent (but not verbose) history and facts. You can explore the entirety of the broch, it's remaining interior, walls, etc.
The views from the hill are well worth the little hike, and the huge plus is the lack of other tourists.
The Dun Beag Broch is administered by Historic Environment Scotland (which manages over 300 sites throughout Scotland - Get a 1 year membership, it will pay for itself within 4 or 5 stops at their various castles, ruins, cathedrals, abbeys, etc.)
This stop is within 20 minutes of the Fairy Pools and 10 minutes of Talisker Distillery.
It is not handicapped accessible.
Written June 20, 2018
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daypm2016
Alsager, UK94 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Small car park on opposite side of the road. Take track up the hill (easiest route goes around to the left and up to the back of the broch). Extremely well kept, excellent information boards and brilliant view! If you're lucky you might just see an eagle!
Written August 14, 2018
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Julie D
Tinamaste, Costa Rica229 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
This broch is well worth a visit. Climb to the top and check out the amazing construction of the broch with it's double walls that housed a staircase inside. We met a ewe with her lamb inside the broch. Lovely. They inspected us while we took their photos, then they literally climbed the wall and left the broch. If you wander uphill some more, you will find a site where there must be some experimental archaeology going on. These stacks are not ancient. But interesting to see anyway. I think that students are exploring how the ancients built with dry stone. This Broch is a must see for anyone interested in the history of Skye. Recommended.
Written July 10, 2018
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Edmo1066
Manly, Australia248 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
This beautiful little broch in a paddock surrounded by sheep on a lone hill was wonderful. You don't need a lot of time but if the weather is good, have a sit and imagine what life may have been like in the Iron Age. The ruins are in as good condition as you can get for a building this old.
Written August 19, 2017
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Mags
Nontron, France647 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
Dun Beag (small fort) is situated about 10 minutes walk from the carpark off the main road between Dunvegan and Sligachan. Dating back to prehistoric times it is easy to see how the fort served in a defensive position as it overlooks the countryside right across the the coast. The website of the 'Skye Guide' (see below) gives more information as well as an aerial photo which shows the shape and remaining construction well. The information board showing how the original structure must have been is very interesting
Written January 29, 2017
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John G
Darwen, UK16 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
Just off the A863 at Struan Dun Beag is a really good example of an ancient broch (dwelling) with huge circular walls and intact staircases. Originally built around 200BC it was re-occupied in Medieval times.
Written October 3, 2016
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Ekobrist
125 contributions
Aug 2016 • Friends
Our tour made a quick stop at this castle. It was worth the climb to the top because the views of the water & country side were breathtaking.
Written September 7, 2016
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