Saints and Stones: Dun Telve Broch
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Of the three brochs that lie inland along the road from Glenelg, the largest of these is Dun Telve (or the Lower Broch), the best preserved broch in mainland Scotland and the second best preserved in Scotland as a whole after the Mousa Broch in Shetland.

Dun Telve's standing external wall is over 30 feet high. As described by recent visitors, "In the highest part of the wall...two scarcement ledges are visible: the upper one is a unique survival in Scottish brochs and probably supported a conical roof. The wall tapers inwards, in the distinctive 'cooling-tower' profile like Mousa Broch in Shetland. To the left of the entrance a doorway leads into a corbelled cell and a stone stairway. Four galleries and part of a fifth survive in the thickness of the wall. The voids visible in the inner face of the wall could have been used to ventilate and light the upper galleries. Outside the broch are traces of later buildings."

About Dun Telve Broch

Stone Pages: Dun Telve Broch
Megalithic Portal: Dun Telve Broch
Modern Antiquarian: Dun Telve Broch
Canmore: Dun Telve
Wikipedia: Broch

Journey to Dun Telve Broch

Dun Telve Broch is located on a minor road southeast of the village of Glenelg, which can be reached from the Isle of Skye in the west by the Kylerhea ferry or from the east on the "Old Military Road" off the A87 at Shiel Bridge, in Highland, Scotland.

Ordnance Survey Map (NG829172)

Visitors Information

Visitors information for the Dun Telve Broch may be found at the Historic Scotland website. General tourist information may be found at the visitihighlands.com website.

Additional Photos of Dun Telve Broch

Road Sign for the Glenelg Brochs, Dun Telve and Dun Troddan
Approaching Dun Telve Broch
Historic Scotland Sign for Dun Telve Broch
Descriptive Sign at Dun Telve Broch Site
Defense Structures Near Entrance to Dun Telve Broch
Entrance to Dun Telve Broch
Descriptive Sign Inside Dun Telve Broch
Interior of Dun Telve Broch
Interior of Dun Telve Broch
Interior of Dun Telve Broch
Interior of Dun Telve Broch
Entrance to Cell Leading to Stairway Inside Dun Telve Broch
Stairway to an Upper Level, Dun Telve Broch
Exterior Wall of Dun Telve Broch
Exterior Wall of Dun Telve Broch
Side of Dun Telve Broch
Side of Dun Telve Broch
Leaving Dun Telve Broch

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