Lower Dunn North broch (Old Hall of Dunn 3)

Apparently the broch was excavated and destroyed in the 1800s, and among the finds were human remains and a sword. There isn't anything to see now other than a raised grassy low mound.

Access is not straight forward and is the same as for the Lower Dunn broch. There is no parking anywhere close to hand on the narrow main road and no access through dense hedges so drive down the narrow road to Lower Dunn farm and park beside the sheds as shown below. The farmer allowed me access through his farm buildings and over a couple of gates to access the Lower Dunn North broch. This is a working farm and there were sheep in the field, so no dogs and be respectful of private property.To reach the Lower Dunn broch climb the gates in the corner of the field as shown below and return the same way. Be careful with the barbed wire fence.

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Lower Dunn North 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.