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Dun Beag

July 13, 1999
Isle of Skye
Map Reference: NG 339 386
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[Highlands]

Dun Beag is a broch which is a Scots term for a circular, tower-like structure with double walls. Large slabs linked the walls forming galleries and passageways between them.
Dun is Gaelic for fort and Beag means small.

Brochs date from about 100BC. Dun Beag is said to have been occupied as late as the 18th c.

It is estimated that the broch once stood 30 feet high and had walls 10-15 feet thick.

Dun Beag: from below
Dun Beag: Entrance to broch Dun Beag: Approaching the entrance
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