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Walking to Dùn Mòr Broch in the Isle of Tiree

Let´s go for a little walk and visit one (of two?) brochs in the Isle of Tiree. Dún Mór Bhalla – Vaul Broch lies on the north coast of Tiree.

Walking to Dùn Mòr Broch in the Isle of Tiree

This is the best example of a broch on Tiree and the only one that has been excavated. The broch was built in about 60AD as an emergency refuge and then inhabited for 200-300 years. (Isle of Tiree)

Walking to Dùn Mòr Broch in the Isle of Tiree

Following that time it was used as accommodation only intermittently until the Vikings arrived. In later years the walls were lowered to near the present height and the interior was converted into a farmhouse with outhouses built outside the walls. (Isle of Tiree)

Walking to Dùn Mòr Broch in the Isle of Tiree

It is a short and easy walk to the broch, but might get a bit muddy in places.

Walking to Dùn Mòr Broch in the Isle of Tiree

Walking to Dùn Mòr Broch in the Isle of Tiree

Walking to Dùn Mòr Broch in the Isle of Tiree

Walking to Dùn Mòr Broch in the Isle of Tiree

Walking to Dùn Mòr Broch in the Isle of Tiree

Walking to Dùn Mòr Broch in the Isle of Tiree

Walking to Dùn Mòr Broch in the Isle of Tiree

Walking to Dùn Mòr Broch in the Isle of Tiree