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.

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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.

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