Dun Troddan Broch

Dun Telve and Dun Trodden are unrivalled for the degree to which they survive and are two of the best preserved brochs in Scotland. Architectural details abound, including scarcements which would have supported timber floors and possibly even the roof, intra-mural passageways, chambers, and stairs. Although smaller, Dun Troddan is probably the best preserved of the two.

It's well off the beaten track so allow plenty of time for travel, and take great care in winter as roads are steep and if it's icy you could find yourself in difficulties without a decent 4x4. Take the single track road from Shiel Bridge to Glen Elg and make sure you have a map and know where you're going. The broch is right beside the road, and if weather conditions are good, it's a great place for the family as long as children are kept under strict supervision.

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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.