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Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan

Glen Beag, Glenelg IV40 8JX, Scotland
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“iron age” (7 reviews)
“dry stone” (2 reviews)
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Glen Beag, Glenelg IV40 8JX, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy drive from the Glenelg Inn where we stayed. Pictish brochs, still in fairly good shape and worth seeing.

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our first day at Glenelg we visited these two amazing Pictish construction. Stand before them and wonder.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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...More

Thank TravellerInTime2017
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

Thank Join8
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...More

1  Thank FrankC1061
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....More

1  Thank sardawg
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...More

Thank fhdCornwall
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

Thank Sue H
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...More

Thank theweemaw
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...

Thank Claire R
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