Abhainn Bhaile Mheadhonaich broch, Skye (Dun Sleadale, Dun Alighlinn)

More of our Scottish history going underground. A robbed grass covered pile of stones is about all there is to see, but there is a course of orginal stonework showing. It is sited on a rocky knoll overlooking Loch Caroy, just across from the Dun Feorlig broch.

I parked off the main road, climbed a gate and made my way up the hill through dense bracken for access. There is a track of sorts heading uphill from the gate, but it leads to a garden of a private property so no access that way.


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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.