Dun Mhaigh Broch (Dun Haig, Dun Maigh, Dun Na Maigh)

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A fairly well preserved broch, this one has an entrance, chambers, and stairs to the first floor gallery still in place. It commands an easily defended position above a cliff, and overlooks the Kyle of Tongue. It must have been frightening for Roman soldiers sailing around Scotland looking for somewhere to establish a beachhead only to find brochs frowning down at them everywhere they went.

Take the single track road from Tongue that skirts the shores of the Kyle of Tongue, find yourself parking that doesn't block a passing place, and the broch is easily accessible from the road. The broch is built on the edge of a dangerous cliff, so take care and keep children well supervised.


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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.