Cairn of Dunn broch

Most of the stone has been robbed. but you can still make out the low mound of the broch site. Under the turf I'm sure there is still much of the original broch to be unearthed. There is evidence of where all the the broch stone went and what it was used for not far away. At least it was put to good use. Apparently there was a cairn of stones built on the broch site a century ago to mark its location and that's where the broch gets its name.

Access is the same as for the Bridge of Dunn broch. There is a parking layby where the telephone is indicated on the map, but no telephone, and the layby is clearly marked with sign posts. It's a hundred yards or so along the main road from there to the track leading up to the farm. It's a fast road though and narrow, so use the road when there are no cars and step up onto the grassy verge and wait for them to pass when there are cars approaching. It's a fast straight road so beware of overtaking vehicles. At the top of the track there are easy gates to climb or open to access the Cairn of Dunn broch and then further down the field more easy gates to access the Bridge of Dunn broch.

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Cairn of Dunn broch photographs

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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.