Region : Highlands Home
Island : Skye Map
Town or village : Kilmarie List
Grid Reference : NG 561 170 Glossary
Period : 1st mill. BC-1st mill. AD Bibliography
Dun Ringill

Dun Ringill image

On the east coast of the Strathaird peninsula, on Skye, this Iron Age broch-like structure is situated on a rocky promontory.
It is roughly D-shaped, one side being formed by the sea cliff. The walls are up to 4.5m thick.
The entrance passage is to the north-west and is complete with door-checks and bar-holes. To the south, within the wall there is a large oval cell, measuring 1.5m x 5.5m.
The site was occupied in Medieval times by the chief of the MacKinnon clan. The rectangular ruins inside the dun are of that date.