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Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House

HS2 9LT, Scotland
+44 1851 612314
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Fascinating and well worth while.

So glad we went into the Iron Age house after a lovely afternoon on the amazing Bosta Beach . The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ailish R
Interesting and well done

In a beautiful spot on the beach by an old cemetary, this house is a very good reconstruction based... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
susanneanette
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HS2 9LT, Scotland
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+44 1851 612314
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"iron age"
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"well worth a visit"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 6 reviews
"bosta beach"
in 4 reviews
"informative guide"
in 2 reviews
"thousand years"
in 2 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 3 reviews
"car park"
in 5 reviews
"fascinating insight"
in 2 reviews
"nice walk"
in 2 reviews
"surrounding area"
in 2 reviews
"peat fire"
in 4 reviews
"short walk"
in 2 reviews
"reconstruction"
in 8 reviews
"cemetery"
in 6 reviews
"recreation"
in 3 reviews
"lewis"
in 14 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

So glad we went into the Iron Age house after a lovely afternoon on the amazing Bosta Beach . The guide gave a very interesting talk on Iron Age living which was enjoyed by both adults and young children in our family group.

Thank Ailish R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In a beautiful spot on the beach by an old cemetary, this house is a very good reconstruction based on archeological findings in this very spot. You get to go into the house and see how people lived here 1000 years ago. The guide who...More

Thank susanneanette
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a cool find. The beach and dunes were cool. Water was beautiful. I wish we had more time to explore. I would like to go back again and take my time looking around.

Thank margarbi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to learn about how people many, many years ago subsisted here, inside their little homes. We were lucky that a restoration project was underway for our latest visit so we could watch the good local volunteers hard at work putting...More

Thank JohnBoyHx
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

This is a reconstructed Iron Age House in the vicinity of a discovery of a small settlement of that time made around 20 years ago. There was a very informative talk by a local resident who has spent a lot of time there over the...More

Thank Oscar Brian
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

This has to be the best place to visit on Lewis. The location is phenomenal, beach is stunning. The Iron Age house is definitely worth a visit, sitting around the peat fire, listening to the island lily. The guide was so knowledgable and an experimental...More

Thank Calgary425
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Really interesting hidden away on the beach. Very informative and interesting lady guide. Really makes you wonder about how people used to survive in such primitive conditions.

Thank Liz R
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Worth the walk to find it. The lady who runs it is a fountain of knowledge and a great storyteller. I would go back again.

Thank Sam T
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Came here today with friends. It was a little windy and wet but that didn't stop us looking the beautiful scenery of the beach,cows and the iron house... it's a must visit place.

Thank Lorna G
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Was really looking forward to seeing the Bosta Iron Age House, after seeing it on television. It was closed when we got there (which is at the end of long cul-de-sac) and also in bit of disrepair. The consolation is the scenery on Lewis is...More

Thank Greybeard6
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