Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Dun Carloway

High on a hill above Loch Rog in Lewis an amazing structure seems to grow out of the ancient rocks. It is the Iron Age broch of Dun Charlabhaigh (Dun Carloway). It was built over 2,000 years ago.

Most of its stones have been plundered over the millenia for neighbouring buildings.

But there is still enough left to explore its double walled structure which contains a spiral staircase.

The plaque from Historic Scotland explains more.