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Gearannan Blackhouse Village

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Address: Carloway, Scotland
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+44 1851 643416

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A trip back in time

I loved visiting this village as my family was originally from lewis and would have lived in cottages similar to this. The village is so pretty and the view from the bottom of... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
debbie a
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I loved visiting this village as my family was originally from lewis and would have lived in cottages similar to this. The village is so pretty and the view from the bottom of it is so beautiful. The museum house is fabulous and gives you an insight into how life would have been. The highlight for me was watching how... More 

Thank debbie a
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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644 reviews
302 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Very well maintained former cottages of a coastline community, beautiful setting, you can rent some of the cottages to sleep in - a massive bonus was the lovely cafe manned by the friendliest lady in the island !

Thank Mister J
Inverness, California
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28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This lodging is so unique in its charm and setting--- easy to get to from the Stornaway airport with a rental car. The beauty and history of these old-stone structures in a breathtaking environment by the waters is a memorable experience at least once during any travel and exploration. You are in an old village enclave of its own. Walking... More 

Thank Jacqueline S
London, United Kingdom
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278 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Haven taken a recommendation from the Lonely Planet book we stopped in here for a look around. The staff in the shops and inside the houses are very friendly as well as being helpful. The cost of admission is £3.50 which pays towards the upkeep of the houses.

Thank Shigamm
Brooklyn, New York
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46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Peeked in as many windows as I could. What a great place to stay for a mini vacation! Charming, authentic and by the seaside!

Thank BklynBetty
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff on hand to answer questions. Stunning views. The houses are amazing and need to be seen if holidaying in the area.

Thank Diane C
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

If you have the opportunity to stay here, do it! We stayed in Taigh Thormoid 'an 'ic Iain -the one bedroom Blackhouse for the weekend, but we had the whole village to ourselves for the duration. The sea views from the croft were amazing to wake up to, the cute little wood burner and underfloor heating are great to ward... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I walked around the house enjoying their structure and imagining what life must have been like the sea view is lovely. Unfortunately, there was nothing open, no café, no shop, no internal viewing. It's March and this is a common story even when publicity information says they are open.

Thank jmdcat
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic insight to previous life. Really great place to visit. Shame it was closed and not completely open. Was great to see size of homes and a peat fire burning

Thank Colleen F
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

What an amazing place. The reconstruction of the village is amazing and I could easily have stayed there all day soaking up the atmosphere and the views. The buildings were closed when we got there but it was still worth a visit

Thank 487Kaz

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