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For visitor information, telephone the Blackhouse, Arnol on 01851 710 395.

 

Overview

Discover the ruins of a uniquely Scottish site atop a mound of rock on the Isle of Lewis. 

At Dun Carloway, we can get an excellent cross-section of a broch – a type of structure found only in Scotland. At 9m tall it still stands close to its impressive full height. 

The broch was probably constructed about 200 BCBroch-building ceased around AD 100, but they may have continued in use.  Evidence from excavations suggests Dun Carloway may have been used until about AD 1000. It’s also said to have been used as a stronghold by members of the Morrison Clan during the 1500s.

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