Dun Nan Gall Broch, Isle of Mull
South-East of Ballygown
Dun nan Gall is notable among the brochs on Mull because of its state of preservation and its well defined and complex internal features. It lies just a short walk south of Croig Farmhouse on the shore of Ballygown Bay and occupies the summit of a rocky knoll. It is protected to the north east by a high, sheer rock face, but is accessible from the southwest where the cliffs diminish in height and grassy slopes offer a comparatively easy approach. The internal enclosure was defended on all but the north-east side by a dry-stone wall. No artificial defence was necessary to the northeast where the shear cliff offered natural protection. The dry-stone wall remains as a low, grass-covered band of core material about ten feet in width.
The entrance is on the northwest side. A modern dry-stone wall has been built across its mouth.
A fabulous place to explore with spectacular views across the bay.