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“Broch spotting”

Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

I had never heard of them but found the sites quite interesting and easy to get to from the Glenelg Inn

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

It's worth the long drive over single track roads to see these. The surrounding scenery is spectacular. Shame the English occupation army raided these to build Bernera Barracks

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

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.

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Reviewed May 5, 2013

The two brochs at Glenelg are among the tallest dry-stone structures ever built. I didn't know what a broch was before I visited, but the sign-boards provided sufficient background for me to appreciate what I was looking at.

The one you get to first is the better-preserved of the two (I believe it to be the best-preserved broch on the mainland), which makes the second seem a little anti-climatic, but there's more of the internal structure visible in the second one.

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

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.

1  Thank jeffinerelvis
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