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Dun Borranish


This ruined dun is said to have been the home of a giant called Cuithach, who in the tradition of most giants, laid waste to the surrounding area by stealing cattle and killing local people. Eventually he was trapped by a group of men called the Fians, who were the bodyguard of the local chief. The site of the giants grave lies some distance away from the ruined dun.

The dun and Cuitahach's grave are both close to the area where the Isle of Lewis Chess Set was found in the 19th Century. The man who found them at first thought he had stumbled into a fairy home, showing the continuation of old beliefs in the area.

Directions: Off the B8011 on Uig sands.


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