Dun Hallin broch, Skye

The broch sits on a rocky outcrop overlooking the village of Hallin on the Isle of Skye. It commands a good view over the Atlantic Ocean and I'm pretty sure all the brochs, cairns and duns on the island were at one time connected by line of sight. There is plenty to see of the broch as well, with exterior and interior walls still standing, and there is even an original chamber in the walls you can climb down into.

I parked outside one of the churches in Hallin and walked up the single track road that leads to Geary. You can see the broch on the rocky outcrop but there are stone dykes to negotiate. Thankfully, there are gates through the dykes farther up the road, so take your time and plan your route.

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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.