Dun Osdale Broch, Isle of Skye
Dunvegan to Glendale Road
Dun Osdale Broch is located on the south-west side of the road from Dunvegan to Glendale on a ridge about 40 feet high, and so is visible from the road, where with consideration you can park near the gate to the field.
Access is uphill across a very muddy field criss-crossed with burns, so good boots are essential.
The broch is quite ruined but on the south-west section the walls still stand to a height of about 7 feet. On the south, although hidden by fallen stones, it is about 4 to 5 feet high, and on the north-east there is a very short section 3 feet in height.
The interior is a mass of tumbled stone obscuring most of the inner face of the wall, but on the south and north-west it stands about 8 feet above the debris. The broch is circular with an internal diameter of 35 feet with walls up to 13 feet thick.
The entrance on the east side is difficult to determine and I could not find any trace of a guard cell in its ruined state.
There are also two oval cells and a gallery built into the walls which are easier to determine. A really interesting ruined broch with lovely views on a clear day that is just a short walk from the road.