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
LocationSkye
Coordinates57°34′43″N 6°37′35″W / 57.578588°N 6.62633°W / 57.578588; -6.62633
TypeBroch
History
PeriodsIron Age

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

Location[edit]

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]

Description[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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