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Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan

Glen Beag, Glenelg IV40 8JX, Scotland
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Glen Beag, Glenelg IV40 8JX, Scotland
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

How incredible is it that these structures still exist? What I love about traveling in Scotland is the rich deep history that is accessible to explore and experience first hand.

Thank The_Hailes
Reviewed 15 September 2017

A pleasant walk from Glenelg up to the Brochs. Built 500BC. carry on up pass the first Broch to the Wagon Café. Look out for the waterfall before the first Broch.

Thank NealeandSue
Reviewed 29 August 2017

A broch is a stone tower which can reach up to 32 feet (10 metres) and were built for defense - much like the later castles. The brochs at Gleneig - known as Dun Telve and Dun Troddan - are excellent examples of this ancient...More

Thank Pryst
Reviewed 29 August 2017

nice walk from Glenelg to the Brochs, you take a step back into time and history; not crowded at all, nice waterfall nearby

Thank StEmJoKi
Reviewed 14 August 2017

These were built about 1900 - 2200 years ago Its amazing how they managed it Its good to look at (and some climbing for the kids) for about 15-20 mins

Thank Familyman3844
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Interesting and worth seeing. Unbelievable how old they are. Last one is a good walk and not in as good a state as they others but my wife thought it more atmospheric!?

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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

These Iron Age forts are located along a side road not far from the village of Glen Elg. Given that they are 2000 years old they provide a good insight of the structures that the Picts built all from dry stone, no mortar used. Access...More

Thank MelkortheMighty
Reviewed 15 May 2017

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

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 5 May 2017

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
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