Dun Troddan and Dun Telve

Glenelg, near Skye, Scotland.  Day 12, 10th July

Dun Troddan

Dun Troddan

Dun Troddan and Dun Telve are two brochs that are unusually close together and located at Glenelg, opposite the southern end of Skye.  It is not clear whether one replaced the other or they were occupied at the same time.

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Dun Troddan

Dun Troddan

Dun Troddan is the smaller of the two yet more remains.

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Dun Troddan

Dun Troddan

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Dun Troddan

Dun Troddan

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Dun Troddan

Dun Troddan

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Dun Troddan

Dun Troddan

Here you can clearly see the two concentric walls.

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Dun Troddan

Dun Troddan

Dun Troddan has the remains of a staircase; Dun Telve does not.

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Dun Telve

Dun Telve

Dun Telve is the second highest remaining broch, with walls up to 10 metres high.  It survived relatively intact up until 1722 when much of its stonework was plundered to build the Bernera Barracks.

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Dun Telve

Dun Telve

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Dun Telve

Dun Telve

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Dun Telve

Dun Telve

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Dun Telve

Dun Telve

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4 comments on “Dun Troddan and Dun Telve

  1. georgemaciver says:

    Morning Murray, I’ve just had very enjoyable morning catching up with your travels. It was made even more enjoyable by seeing your photos of Dun Telve and Dun Troddan as we were just there a couple of days ago. So many brochs, so little time…

    Like

  2. Murray Foote says:

    Hello George, nearly forgot to reply. Still a few more brochs to go in a while, on Orkney and Shetland.

    Like

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