Located on the Isle of Lewis, Dun Carloway was most likely built in around 200 BC.
Excavations and traditions show that the broch continued in use, intermittently, over a long period in time. Over the centuries, it has been used as everything from a pottery kiln to a shelter from raids in the 1500s.
Brochs only appear in Scotland and consist of drystone towers formed of two concentric walls, with a stone stair corkscrewing between them to the top. There are over 500 brochs in Scotland, most of them found in northern and western Scotland and the islands.
For information on visiting Dun Carloway, go to our website.
The broch is currently undergoing conservation work and the inner areas are not accessible.