Dun Telve Broch
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The broch stands to over 10 metres in height, despite the fact that many of the stones were robbed for building projects in the 18th century. Near the top of the walls are two scarcements, or ledges, which may have provided support for a conical roof.
The walls of the broch taper inwards towards the top, and within the thickness of the walls are four galleries.
There is evidence of further stone buildings surrounding the broch, but whether these are contemporary with the broch or were a later addition is not clear. Numerous domestic objects found in and around the broch suggest that a sizeable settlement grew up here.
The glen is a magical, scenic place, with steep slopes rising up on either side of the burn. A very short distance east along the Glen Elg road is a second broch known as Dun Troddan.
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About Dun Telve Broch
Address: Conrary, Highlands, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site - Broch
Location: On the minor road east from Glenelg to Balvraid
Website: Dun Telve Broch
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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Glen Shiel Battlefield - 10.7 miles (Countryside)
Knock Castle - 10.8 miles (Castle)
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Nearest Accommodation to Dun Telve Broch:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Dun Telve Broch. '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.