Dun Ardtrek broch, Skye

A rather well preserved broch with a few interesting features, such as part of the entrance passage and sections of external and internal walls.

The broch is perched on cliffs above a rocky shore with precipices on three sides. The site is so dangerous I am not going to recommend a visit, or even suggest access as there is no parking nearby and there are private dwellings, fields, barbed wire fences and dangerous cliffs between you and the broch. If you go, do your homework well. Parking at the pier at Rubha Ban and cutting across to the broch from there might be an option, but I don't know. You wouldn't want to go the way I went.


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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.