Baile Mhargaite Broch (Lochan Druim An Duin, Sandy Dun, Invernaver)

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The broch is protected on three sides by steep rocky slopes and is approached across a low saddle which was most probably faced off with a defensive outer wall. A crude wall has been built around the top of the inner face in recent times.

You can walk along the dunes from Invernaver to the cliffs below the broch, and there is a steep track from there up to the broch itself. The climb to the broch is rocky and steep, so good clothing and boots would be highly recommended. Not one for the family.


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Disclaimer: Some brochs were built with military defensive purpose, and as such can be situated in extremely dangerous areas, such as on the edge of cliffs and ravines. Additionally, these are Iron Age structures, most of them in ruins, and they are extremely hazardous, with crumbling stone walls and hidden chambers. Existing walls, lintels, and passages could collapse at any time. The information here is provided free but it is your responsibility to ensure its accuracy, ensure your own safety, and acquire permissions for access where necessary. Accessing brochs is done entirely at your own risk.