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Dun Carloway (Dùn Chàrlabhaigh)
Dun Carloway (Dùn Chàrlabhaigh)

Dun Carloway (Dùn Chàrlabhaigh) Tours and Activities

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No bricks, no mortar, no buttress -- just stone placed on top of stone on an exposed Lewis hilltop nearly 2,000 years ago, Dun Carloway (Dùn Chàrlabhaigh) roundhouse has stood tall against the Isle of Lewis’s raging Atlantic storms since the Iron Age. Looking out to Loch Roag, this is one of the best preserved brochs in Scotland, and parts of the Dun Carloway still come close to its original height at nine meters tall.

It’s not clear why these brochs (Scottish drystone roundhouses) were ever built, but it’s thought that they could have been the homes of the high-status local leaders. Even though the building of brochs fell out of fashion in 150 AD, this multi-story roundhouse has continued to be used through the ages.

Dun Carloway was even the scene of one particularly dramatic fight back in the 1500s, when a party of Morrisons stole cattle from the Macaulay clan and hid out in the broch. What did the Macaulays do? Smoke their enemies out with burning heather, of course.

Next to Dun Carloway is the Doune Broch visitor center, where you can learn all about Iron Age life on the Isle of Lewis and get a sense of how life here must have been all those years ago.

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Make the most of a trip of a lifetime to the Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides with this comprehensive six-day tour. Instead of cramming a long train ride and the top suggestions on Google into a long weekend, spread your travel across the better part of a week and take the time to see corners of the Hebrides that most visitors don't get to see.
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Spend half a day discovering the Outer Hebrides’ wild scenery and ancient history on this small-group tour of Lewis. Depart in the morning from Stornoway in a comfortable vehicle, and head to the area’s top sights. You’ll explore Lews Castle and the Neolithic Callanish Standing Stones, will visit Carloway Broch and Bosta Beach, and more. Your guide will share the stories behind the sights as you explore.
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Private Tours of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides

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This is a private tour, which would give a unique and comprehensive insight into life in the Outer Hebrides, driven by a local, tour guide. Duration and departure time can be varied. Itinerary designed to suit your needs. Attractions and duration times listed are for guidance only. Tours can be custom designed around your interests. Private tours can be longer, can go anywhere. Duration can be longer or shorter to suit your needs. Prices can be negotiated.
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Day Tours of Lewis

Day Tours of Lewis

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The Island is an open air museum, you can walk among artifacts that are thousands of years old, touch ancient monuments 5,000 years old, go inside 200 year old houses. You can really feel the history of these unique Islands on this tour.
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Dun Carloway (Dùn Chàrlabhaigh) hours of operation: Year-round. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Dun Carloway (Dùn Chàrlabhaigh) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 4 Dun Carloway (Dùn Chàrlabhaigh) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Dun Carloway (Dùn Chàrlabhaigh) costs USD 127.33. Guided Dun Carloway (Dùn Chàrlabhaigh) tours start around USD 127.33 per person. See all 4 Dun Carloway (Dùn Chàrlabhaigh) tickets and tours on Viator.
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