Dun Skeig

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Dun Skeig viewed from the south

Dun Skeig is an oval Iron Age dun (fort) complex which is perched atop a rocky outcropping about 40 metres (130 ft) above sea level overlooking West Loch Tarbert in Kintyre, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) northwest of the village of Clachan.

The dun site includes a collection of prehistoric buildings and evidence of human habitation. Most notable of the buildings on the site are a rocky Iron Age fort and a vitrified fort that has been grown over with ground vegetation. The Iron Age fort measures about 14 metres (46 ft) in diameter with an outer wall of 4 metres (13 ft) thick and has a single entrance.

The moderately challenging climb to the peak and the stunning views of the surrounding landscape that the vantage point offers make clear the reason why the site was selected as a defensive position.

Other Nearby Prehistoric Sites on the Kintyre Peninsula[edit]

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Coordinates: 55°45′24″N 5°34′29″W / 55.75667°N 5.57472°W / 55.75667; -5.57472