Dun Diarmaid broch, Skye

The Dun Garsin, Dun Beag and Dun Diarmaid brochs could all be visited comfortably in a day. The Picts sure had Skye well protected. There are cairns, brochs and forts all over the island, all built with military strategy and all connected by line of sight. As usual the broch has been robbed, but there are still a few original stones in place. Access is easy as the broch is right beside the road and there is a parking layby not far away.


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Dun Garsin is the broch up on top of the fortress looking hill behind the car. I took the photo from just beside Dun Diarmaid broch.

 

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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.