Dun Beag

Skye, Scotland.  Day 11, 9th July.

Chilterns

Cuillin Hills

On my way in to Dun Beag, I stopped to take a photograph of the Cuillin Hills.  It probably would have worked better an hour or so later with the shadows at a different angle.  However, I was at Dun Beag then.

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Loch Bracadale from Dun Beag

Loch Harport from Dun Beag

I am walking in to Dun Beag and turn around to see a view over Loch Harport.  There is another broch on top of that headland, Dun Ardtrek.

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Dun Beag

Dun Beag

Turning around again from the same point, this is Dun Beag.

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Dun Beag

Dun Beag

A view inside the broch from atop the walls.  The walls would originally have been ten metres or more higher, it would have been roofed over and there would have been two internal levels, the lower one for animals and the upper for humans.

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Dun Beag

Dun Beag

Another view inside the walls, this time a wider angle and looking in a different direction, towards the door of the broch.

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Loch Bracadale from Dun Beag

Loch Harport from Dun Beag

While I was photographing the broch a sunset was starting to happen around me.

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Loch Bracadale from Dun Beag

Loch Bracadale from Dun Beag

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Loch Bracadale from Dun Beag

Loch Bracadale from Dun Beag

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Loch Bracadale from Dun Beag

Loch Bracadale from Dun Beag

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Dun Beag

Dun Beag

This is the internal stone staircase of the broch, between the two walls.

Dun Beag

Dun Beag

This is a small chamber inside the wall, quite close to the door passage.  Probably a guard post.

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Dun Beag

Dun Beag

Another view of the same chamber.

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Loch Bracadale from Dun Beag

Loch Bracadale from Dun Beag

The sunset continues.

Dun Beag

Dun Beag

And finally a view of the broch, turning back to look at it as I walk away.

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