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An Dun, Killunaig/Torrans

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An Dun from the south east Courtesy of Dr Sue Reed

An Dun from the south east
Courtesy of Dr Sue Reed

This dun is situated on the summit of a rocky knoll on the south shore of Loch Scridain, between Killunaig and Torrens.  It lies between the shore and the main road, about 220 m north of Park House. 

It is irregular in shape and little remains of the structure.  The wall surrounds an internal court measuring 30 m by 14 m, and is now little more than a grass-covered band of rubble said to be about 0.3 m high, but now almost indistinguishable.

The dun is protected on all but the east side by vertical rock faces.  The entrance is on the east side where the ground slopes away.  Here the wall is better preserved and about 2.3 m thick. 

A comparatively modern stone-walled enclosure has been built inside the dun.  Again, this is so overgrown as to be practically indistinguishable. 

From south west with Ben More in the background Courtesy of Dr Sue Reed

From south west with Ben More in the background
Courtesy of Dr Sue Reed

South side showing entrance surrounded by trees Courtesy of Dr Sue Reed

South side showing the entrance surrounded by trees
Courtesy of Dr Sue Reed

Grid Reference  NM 484 254