An Dun Broch

An Dun is a broch situated atop a brae overlooking Berriedale Water. For those looking for less-visited sites in the county, a visit to An Dun Broch offers beautiful inland views and historical remains.

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  • 7km round trip from car park.


  • Park at the River Bothy car park beside the A9.


  • Boots. or sturdy footwear recommended - the route mostly follows an estate road, but a steep hill must be climbed to access the broch.
  • Not Wheelchair Accessible

Additional Information

An Dun Broch (Scottish Gaelic for 'the fort') can be found deep in the glen of Berriedale Strath. The broch itself survives only as a ring of ruined drystone walls surrounded by a stout rampart wall, but what this broch lacks in structure, it makes up for in location. Situated high on a grassy brae overlooking the river below, it offers spectacular views of the river glen and a number of historical Clearance villages.

You can find out more about An Dun Broch, as well as other archaeological and historical sites, on Canmore, Scotland’s historic environment record.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

There are four brochs situated along the glen of Berriedale Water. How many can you spot?

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