Dun Gleann Udalain sits prominently above the Auchtertyre viewpoint, where the road to Stromeferry starts to turn northward. The remains of the dun sit on an impressive mound defended by precipitous crags on the northwest. But access is easy from the southeast, where a grassy ramp leads upwards, through what appears to be the remains of an entranceway, to the top of the mound.
The summit of the mound is level and clad in a mixture of heather and grass but now shows no trace of its original fortification. Lower down, the slopes are surrounded by large stones which are presumably the remains of an outer wall.
What the site lacks in terms of remains it certainly makes up for as a viewpoint, providing amazing vistas towards the Five Sisters of Kintail on the one hand and along Loch Duich towards the Isle of Skye on the other.
Right next to the A890 – just to the north of Auchtertyre.
Parking is available next to site
Not much to report really. The site is a small rock outcrop covered in ferns and heather. Therefore not a lot to see. At least it is easy to get to!
‘Summounting a rocky knollis the foundation of an oval Dun. It measures 23m by 13m, with an outer wall face visible in the debris for most of the perimeter except in the west where the wall has mostly slipped away. The inner face is nowhere visible but the spread of debris suggests a wall thickness of between 3.5m and 4m. The entrance is not evident but may have been in the west at the easiest approach’.