Video: An Evocative Hike to Dun Beag Broch

The Isle of Skye is extreme Scotland: vast, inviting, marinated in clan lore, and luring the traveler ever-deeper.

I’ve learned when my guide, Colin Mairs, stops the car and asks, “Shall we hike up to see it?”…the correct answer is “Yes!” Today’s hike brought us to a stony remnant of a long-forgotten, proto-Scottish people. As the national flower — the beautiful-yet-tough (like the Scottish people) thistle — reinforced the image of this prehistoric fort, I took in the 360 degrees of deep-green views and felt I was uncovering yet another dimension of this fascinating land.

You can bet Dun Beag Broch will be in the next edition of the Rick Steves Scotland guidebook.


This is Day 90 of my “100 Days in Europe” series. As I travel with Rick Steves’ Europe Tours, research my guidebooks, and make new TV shows, I’m reporting on my experiences across Europe. Still to come: England, Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, and more. Thanks for joining me here on my blog and via Facebook.