Region : Highlands Home
District : Lochaber Map
Town or village : Glenelg List
Grid Reference : NG 833 172 Glossary
Period : 1st mill. BC-1st mill. AD Bibliography
Dun Troddan

Dun Troddan image

The third best preserved broch in Scotland (after Mousa in Shetland and the nearby Dun Telve). It stands on a knoll above Glen Beag (Highlands). Its wall reaches a maximum height of 7.6m.
On the left of the roofless entrance passage there is a corbelled guard-cell. In the thickness of the broch wall (4.1m) three galleries survive along with a stone stair that rises to a level passage.
The site was excavated in 1920. A hearth and a ring of holes for timber posts (probably supporting a timber building or an upper gallery) were found in the central area.
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