Dun Dornaigil Broch
Dun Dornaigil Broch
On a site beside the Strathmore River, south of the bulk of Ben Hope, stands this Iron Age circular broch, in a wonderfully scenic - and bleak - location. The broch is very well preserved, with the walls still standing to a height of almost 7 metres on the north east side.
The most likely date of construction is sometime in the first century BCE. The outer wall is the best preserved, but the interior walling has collapsed in places and is held up with modern supports. Within the thickness of the walls a stone stair once led up to several stone galleries.

The broch has an unusual low entrance topped by a huge triangular lintel stone. The low entrance passage would have required any invaders to crawl, and they would have been picked off by defenders using spear holes in the passage roof. The interior of the broch is filled with stone rubble from the walls.

To reach Dun Dornaigil you need to take the minor road down the east shore of Loch Strathmore.

NB The site is also known as Dun Dornadilla.