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Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan

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Address: Glen Beag, Glenelg IV40 8JX, Scotland
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Be prepared to be transported to another era and behold a wonder from the past

Why this Brochs were built seems to be a mystery. It might have been fort. Might have been a monument of strength. What I found amazing is the amount of hard work that must... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Why this Brochs were built seems to be a mystery. It might have been fort. Might have been a monument of strength. What I found amazing is the amount of hard work that must have gone in to get those tiny stones gathered and then painfully stack them one by one to this height. Walk to it from Glenelg. About... More 

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Felpham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

There are three Brochs near Glenelg Village, two easy to reach by car and one which will require a walk on the wild side. Well worth a visit

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

With little to learn of these ancient ruins from authoritative history sources, we were left to wonder and dream: town gatherings, protective fortress, symbols of wealth or prestige, perhaps just a smart response to challenging weather? Stop at the quaint café on this very small road, for organic tea and fresh-baked cookies!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

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.... More 

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Cornwall
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

These are some of the best preserved brochs on the Scottish mainland and there are three of them close together. The lower two are the best preserved and are very close to the road up the glen. The third is about a mile walk up the track from the end of the road. It is less well preserved but is... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I visited the Brochs whilst staying in Glenelg. it was fascinating, they are extremely well preserved. They are in a beautiful area and there are Geocaches in the area too

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East Kilbride
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing piece of history that I didn't know anything about. The Brochs are ancient fort like structures which housed tribes who lived and worked there. They are fantastic pieces of architecture made from slate. Brochs are Iron Age drystone structures which have partially stood the test of time.

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Great Witley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Given that you can drive to one and it's not a long walk to the others, it really is worth seeing- not often you can step inside a home that is thousands of years old...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

These brochs are much better preserved than others I have seen elsewhere in Scotland. Well worth a visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The brochs are Iron Age fortifications and are over 2000 years old. You can see how people lived at the time of the Roman invasion. Well worth the visit.

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