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TITLE
Dun Telve Broch at Glenelg
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0283
PLACENAME
Glenelg
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Glenelg
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32186
KEYWORDS
brochs
stone age
Lower Broch
Dun Troddan
Upper Broch
Bernera Barracks
Dun Grugaig
postcards
Dun Telve Broch at Glenelg

This postcard shows what is described as a Pictish tower at Glenelg. It is actually the stone age Dun Telve broch, otherwise known as the Lower Broch. With an external wall rising ten metres in height, it is the best preserved broch in mainland Scotland. There are two other brochs near Glenelg, both less complete than Dun Telve. Dun Troddan, or the Upper Broch, stands seven metres in height and it is believed that stone was taken from it for use in the construction of Bernera Barracks. The least preserved of the brochs is Dun Grugaig, two miles east of Dun Telve and Dun Troddan

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Dun Telve Broch at Glenelg

INVERNESS: Glenelg

1920s

brochs; stone age; Lower Broch; Dun Troddan; Upper Broch; Bernera Barracks; Dun Grugaig; postcards

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows what is described as a Pictish tower at Glenelg. It is actually the stone age Dun Telve broch, otherwise known as the Lower Broch. With an external wall rising ten metres in height, it is the best preserved broch in mainland Scotland. There are two other brochs near Glenelg, both less complete than Dun Telve. Dun Troddan, or the Upper Broch, stands seven metres in height and it is believed that stone was taken from it for use in the construction of Bernera Barracks. The least preserved of the brochs is Dun Grugaig, two miles east of Dun Telve and Dun Troddan