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Dun Dornaigil Broch

Altnaharra, Scotland
+44 131 668 8600
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Astonishing!

The Broch may be 2500 years old! It stands in an imposing position above the bend of a river in a... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
AlexAW2011
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London, United Kingdom
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Amazing broch. Amazing road !

This is along the road between Altnaharra and Hope. The journey along the road in itself is... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Dawn S
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Chester, United Kingdom
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“ben hope” (3 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Altnaharra, Scotland
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+44 131 668 8600
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

The Broch may be 2500 years old! It stands in an imposing position above the bend of a river in a truly remote Scottish glen. It blows my mind how such a tall, solid structure could have been built in such ancient times. It's well...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

This is along the road between Altnaharra and Hope. The journey along the road in itself is amazing. Incredibly remote with beautiful views. We saw stags grazing along the way and Ben Hope is extremely imposing. The broch is one of the tallest I have...More

1  Thank Dawn S
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

Partial Broch standing on the side of a river, accessible by a single track road about 10 miles south of Hope. The drive south is spectacular and passes the starting point for the walk up to the summit of Ben Hope. The Broch itself is...More

1  Thank JamesandKirsten
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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

This broch is literally as old as the pyramids of Egypt and almost completely unknown. Aside from the single track road I can't imagine the location has changed much in 2000 years and I can see why the ancient residents built their home there. Beautiful.

1  Thank Duncan M
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Reviewed 31 May 2015

If you happen to be travelling to or from Durness (and are therefore already mentally unbalanced from single lane highland roads), take the road less travelled. Turn south at Hope and take the single (and I mean single - there is grass growing through the...More

2  Thank Cameron S
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