Dun Nosebridge, Islay
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Getting ThereDun Nosebridge isn't the easiest place to find, but if you follow these directions you shouldn't have any problems. From Bridgend take the A846 towards Bowmore, then turn left onto the minor road to Cluanach. Just after the road crosses the River Laggan there is a a small parking area by a cluster of houses on the right side of the road. From the parking area walk back up the road, over the bridge, and turn right on a farm track.
You will see the dun ahead of you, though the track bends to avoid a boggy area, and it should take no more than 20 minutes each way. Though you can climb the western slope of the fort it is easier to follow the track to the left (north) of the fort, where the ascent is easier.
The views from atop the hill are simply wonderful; you can see for miles over the surrounding farmland, and it is easy to imagine how safe and dominant the inhabitants of the dun would have felt on their hilltop.
Because Islay is an island the 'nearest accommodation' properties listed below may not be on Islay itself but on the Scottish mainland. The best source we have found for accommodation on the island is Isle of Islay, a dedicated local website offering a wonderful mix of local information, history, activities, and accommodation information. Highly recommended.
About Dun Nosebridge
Address: Bridgend, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: On a farm track off a minor road south east of Bridgend. Park at Mulindry Bridge and follow the track due east to the fort.
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Kilmeny Old Parish Church - 3.4 miles (Historic Church)
Bowmore Round Church - 3.7 miles (Historic Church)
Finlaggan Castle - 5.4 miles (Castle)
Claggain Bay Standing Stone - 7.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Museum of Islay Life - 7.4 miles (Museum)
Loch Gruinart RSPB Nature Reserve - 7.4 miles (Countryside)
Kildalton Cross - 7.9 miles (Historic Church)
Kilbride Standing Stone - 8.5 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Nearest Accommodation to Dun Nosebridge:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Dun Nosebridge. 'Nearest' may involve a long drive up and down glens or, if you are near the coast, may include a ferry ride! Please check the property map to make sure the location is right for you.
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Bowmore (Isle of Islay)
Tourist Information Centre
Isle of Islay
Argyll and Bute
Tel: 01496 810 254