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Well worth a visit

Great place to visit and a real insight into the way things used to be. The thatched black house is... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
ScotchMissed
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Scotland
A Walk Back in Time

It was interesting for the children to see how the people of Lewis lived within living memory... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Conn_nan_Ceud_Cogadh
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Great place to visit and a real insight into the way things used to be. The thatched black house is fascinating. The white house is great too and it's like walking back in time. Definitely add it to your list of things to do when...More

Thank ScotchMissed
Reviewed 9 August 2017

It was interesting for the children to see how the people of Lewis lived within living memory - for some. The hearth in the middle of the floor was giving off a fair reek creating a very authentic tigh dubh effect. The custodian was very...More

Thank Conn_nan_Ceud_Cogadh
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This place is so interesting and atmospheric, you can almost go back in time to when this house was inhabited

Thank nono323
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This was not far from my campsite at shawbost, it's a very well managed display of a traditional black house, interesting to see the kind of furniture in use not so very long ago . Good shop, helpful staff.

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

The Blackhouse at Arnol on the Isle of Lewis is a fascinating look back at the crofters life from a bygone era. Well worth a visit.

Thank RichardPerth
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I visited the Black Houses at Gearannan, Isle of Lewis recently. What a wonderful experience. There are a small collection of them with the museum and a wonderful cafe. There are also some to rent and a Hostel. I had lovely home made soup which...More

Thank alisonbow36
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Absolutely fantastic to see how the people actually lived and how they did their weaving beautiful place well worth a visit

Thank Joan T
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I was fascinated to see how people lived in these traditional houses as recently as 1966! One central hearth, animals living in the same house and no water on tap! This is a remarkable place. Really interesting and helps explain so much about the many...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Having learned about the traditional Lewisian black houses from the famous Peter May books I was looking forward to seeing one while on holiday here. It was the first stop on a drive down the west coast. We have a Historic Scotland family pass so...More

Thank AGC69
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Interesting to see that this was last lived in in 1966! Hard to believe anyone would be living like this in the mid 20th century...A bit expensive for what it is, but worth a visit

Thank Moira J
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