Stones Journeys: Glenelg Brochs Stone Sites

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This journey begins and ends in the town of Kyle of Lochalsh, located at NGR NG765275.

Sites to be Visited

Dun Telve
Dun Troddan

Journey to the Glenelg Brochs Stone Sites

The two sites listed here may be visited in one day as the entire route is only 39.6 miles (63.7 km).

Our journey departs from Kyle of Lochalsh, just across from the Skye Bridge and located at NGR NG765275. Cross over the Skye Bridge onto the isle of Skye and at take the minor road to Kylerhea and catch the Skye Ferry to the mainland and proceed for a few miles to the small village of Glenelg. From the village, follow the signs to the brochs.

Our first Dun to visit is Dun Telve, located near the small village of Glenelg, which is 15 miles (24.1 km) from the Kyle of Lochalsh. Of the two major brochs that lie inland along the road from Glenelg, the largest of these is Dun Telve (or the Lower Broch), the best preserved broch in mainland Scotland and the second best preserved in Scotland as a whole after the Mousa Broch in Shetland. Dun Telve's exact location is NGR NG829172. Detailed Driving Directions Map

Our last site is the Dun Troddan Broch, the third best preserved broch in Scotland (after Mousa Broch in Shetland and the nearby Dun Telve Broch). Dun Troddan's wall stands at almost 25 feet at its highest point, and it is located just up the road from Dun Telve at NGR NG833172. After visiting the broch, backtrack to the small village of Glenelg for refreshments. From there, take a different route (24.7 miles/39.7 km) back to Kyle of Lochalsh. Detailed Driving Directions Map.

Visitors Information

Visitors information for the brochs may be found at Historic Environment Scotland website. General tourist information may be found at the Isle of Skye website.


As of the date of this posting, road directions and conditions are correct. Please check local road conditions, however, for possible changes prior to venturing forth on this journey. A helpful resource for road changes and possible trip interruptions if you are travelling in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland is the AA-UK Route Planner. Another map source that this website uses and that may be useful to you on your journeys is Streetmap UK.

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