Dun Creagach broch

Built on a small island in Loch Naver with a causeway to the shore makes this a rather unique broch. Surrounded by deep water with only the causeway for access would make this almost impregnable to warriors armed only with swords and shields. With other brochs close to hand, reinforcements could have arrived in minutes. I'll bet the Picts enjoyed a good life here with no government, no councils, no taxes, no politicians, no police and no laws other than their own. Being so remote it hasn't been completely robbed, and there is plenty to see, with much of the walls still standing.

The broch is extremely remote. If you intend to visit the site, better do your homework and plan well. This one isn't for the faint hearted, the unfit, or anyone with no understanding of the remote Highlands. I am an experienced canoeist and paddled across from the Grummore caravan park.

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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.