Great insight into past lives. And great views. I think you can actually rent some of them too. Good parking and reasonable access down a few steps.
Visited the village in August; it was closed due to no electricity in the local area. I would have though that would have added to the authenticity!
Great wee museum and very evocative to a byegone age. Don't forget the wee cottage across the road- just as interesting. Was in the process of being re-thatched whilst we were there which was fascinating.
A great help to taking a nostalgic look back into the past. A reminder of the hard and simple lives earlier generations experienced. Please don't rush through this site - take time to feel the atmosphere of a time gone by and ponder the lot of those who once lived there. These houses were lived in as late as the... More
This site is run by Historic Scotland, so entry for members is free - as it is for members of English Heritage, who have a reciprocal agreement with Historic Scotland. The restored blackhouse is well worth a visit. It is furnished as it would have been for a family, so there is lots of interesting things to look at, and... More
Fairly modest charges for entry and really interesting to wander around inside. Duck your head getting in through the doorway and mind your step going up to the next level.
We visited the blackhouse at Arnol on June 6th 2013. There is one old blackhouse which we didnt really go right into as husband has asthma and it was very smoky and dark. I just had a look from just inside the door. We did go in the white house, and it was very interesting. There is a little shop... More
The Blackhouse of Arnol is one of the Historic Scotland site, and thus has a shop, small entrance fee (we used our Explorer's Pass), and toilets available. The site gives not only a good sense of what it was like to live in a blackhouse (complete with a smouldering peat fire) but also contrasts life between these early stone-build abodes... More
I will remember this place for two reasons; the knowledgeable and likable lady that stamped our Explorer passport and the chicken farmer out back. What a great way to meet local people!! Meeting locals is one of my favorite things and this place didn't disappoint. The history was good two, but it was secondary to the people.
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