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TITLE
Broch in Glen Beag
EXTERNAL ID
HC_ARCH4_87072_016
PLACENAME
Glenelg
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Glenelg
PERIOD
1980s
SOURCE
The Highland Council Archaeology Unit
ASSET ID
13293
KEYWORDS
Broch
Dun Telve
Glenelg Brochs
Glenelg
Iron Age
Broch in Glen Beag

A view from the north-west of the impressive Dun Telve Broch in Gleann Beag, Glenelg. The largest of the three Glenelg Brochs, with outer walls reaching 10 metres, it is the best preserved broch in Scotland.

A broch is an Iron Age dry-stone structure unique to Scotland. The sophisticated use of dry-stone has led to their classification as 'complex Atlantic roundhouse'. Their original usage is a matter of debate: some have proposed that they were essentially military structures, while today many assert that they had a multitude of uses.

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Broch in Glen Beag

INVERNESS: Glenelg

1980s

Broch; Dun Telve; Glenelg Brochs; Glenelg; Iron Age

The Highland Council Archaeology Unit

A view from the north-west of the impressive Dun Telve Broch in Gleann Beag, Glenelg. The largest of the three Glenelg Brochs, with outer walls reaching 10 metres, it is the best preserved broch in Scotland.<br /> <br /> A broch is an Iron Age dry-stone structure unique to Scotland. The sophisticated use of dry-stone has led to their classification as 'complex Atlantic roundhouse'. Their original usage is a matter of debate: some have proposed that they were essentially military structures, while today many assert that they had a multitude of uses.