Dunbrae Broch (Ballentink 2, Rhemullen)

At Ballentink on a grassy hillock are the foundations of what looks like several circular enclosures visible beneath turf. A large exposed entrance passage with a lintel is visible, which suggests the entrance to a broch. The dimensions and outline of a broch are not clear, but it is highly probable that later buildings were built on the original structure using the readily available stone.

There is no public access to the site, and on no account should you enter the farm without the farmer's express prior permission. The broch is situated in a field with livestock, so you must have permission. Obviously, ensure all gates are left closed if permission is kindly granted, and don't wander around the farm itself.

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Dunbrae broch photographs

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Disclaimer: Some brochs were built with military defensive purpose, and as such can be situated in extremely dangerous areas, such as on the edge of cliffs and ravines. Additionally, these are Iron Age structures, most of them in ruins, and they are extremely hazardous, with crumbling stone walls and hidden chambers. Existing walls, lintels, and passages could collapse at any time. The information here is provided free but it is your responsibility to ensure its accuracy, ensure your own safety, and acquire permissions for access where necessary. Accessing brochs is done entirely at your own risk.