Dun Borrafiach

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Coordinates: 57°34′43″N 6°37′35″W / 57.578588°N 6.62633°W / 57.578588; -6.62633

Dun Borrafiach
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Dun Borrafiach, south side
Dun Borrafiach is located in Isle of Skye
Dun Borrafiach
Shown within Isle of Skye
Coordinates57°34′43″N 6°37′35″W / 57.578588°N 6.62633°W / 57.578588; -6.62633
PeriodsIron Age

Dun Borrafiach is an Iron Age broch located on the north coast of the island of Skye, in Scotland (grid reference NG23556371).


Dun Borrafiach is located on the Waternish peninsula of Skye, about 8 kilometres northwest of the village of Lusta.[1] It occupies a rocky outcrop overlooking the Borrafiach Burn.[2]


Dun Borrafiach has an external diameter of 16.5 metres, and the walls still stand to a height of 2.7 metres on the south side.[2] The entrance is on the northwest side of the broch.[2] The northeast side of the entrance-way appears to have been narrowed in antiquity by the insertion of additional walling.[2] Inside the broch, a long stretch of the outer face of the intramural gallery is still visible on the east side.[2]


  1. ^ Ritchie, J N G (1998). Brochs of Scotland. Shire Publications. p. 47. ISBN 0747803897.
  2. ^ a b c d e Historic Environment Scotland. "Skye, Dun Borrafiach (71398)". Canmore. Retrieved 5 September 2014.

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