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Gearrannan Blackhouse Village

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Village whilst travelling North from Barra to Lewis. The hostel accommodation has been beautifully refurbished and well equipped. We stayed in a family room which was very small but the bunk beds were comfortable. My only criticism of the hostel is that as the hostel sleeps 13 people it gets very very crowded in the common...

Thank Steph618
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is lovely to spend time here especially with good weather and the houses are so interesting and the history puts the way of life from 1945 onwards into perspective and is sad in a way that the village was abandoned in 1965.

Thank Pippa354
Bathgate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Blackhouse we were in was reburbished to a high standard. The underfloor heating made the house so cosy, the beds were very comfortable and everything you needed in the kitchen. The atmosphere in the house was amazing and opening the door every morning to a view of the sea and rugged coast line was just fantastic. We were very...

Thank Ann R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2017

always wanted to stay in a Blackhouse and this trip did not disappoint. Very comfortable accommodation in a fantastic setting.No complaints about any part of the trip.Mhairi and her colleagues are very friendly and helpful and work tirelessly to make it a great experience. We will definitely be back to stay in the future. Harris & Lewis are fantastic islands....

Thank john B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

A step back in time to when surviving in this environment would have been a struggle. Thankfully the blackhouses have been refurbished with all modern conveniences. Underfloor heating and a wood burner make them warm and cosy. Our original arrival plans were disrupted by the weather and we couldn't get here until a day later, Mairi kindly rearranged our booking...

Thank Paul W
Whitehorse, Canada
Reviewed 13 December 2016

It would be a disservice to you, to explain why this was our most amazing Scottish experience. (In a nutshell, we lost our car keys on the cliffs and were "forced" to spend the night. It all worked out in our favour, by far.) For reasons I won't get in to, we had the best night of our lives! (Thank...

Thank AMunro
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

A must if you are visiting The Isle of Lewis. Ideal for both adults and children. A sight into the history of life on the Hebrides over the last 150 + years. Entrance fee is very modest (£3 concession), for this you get to visit two black houses, one has been setup as life would have been at the turn...

Thank Terrence J
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this with family. ..shame the season ends in September. Really great to see what it used to be. Peat fire was on and it was unbelievable how smokey the house was and how it went through the whole house. Really informative place

Thank Colleen F
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Visiting the Gearrannan Blackhouse Village was like stepping back in time. We saw how the people here once lived, by watching traditional activities including the weaving of the famous Harris Tweed. The village also had a small shop selling gifts to purchase and a café offering delicious homemade coffee and food.

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Fochabers, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Visited the village and it was nice to see how an old village was like way back. Could not see inside some because they are either a Hostel/Holiday Cottages/Stores/Laundry or Toilets and one was a museum [cost] and another was a film theatre showing a 10 minute film also with informative history boards. There is also a shop and café....

Thank wahaejock

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Additional Information about Gearrannan Blackhouse Village

Address: Carloway | Isle of Lewis, Carloway HS2 9AL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Outer Hebrides > Lewis and Harris > Isle of Lewis > Carloway
Number of rooms: 16
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“This is just a visiting place while staying on the Isle of Lewis”
Pippa354, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“You can pay a little extra for the2 bed family room if you don't want to sleep in the small dorms.”
Fiona_Glos, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Sturdy shoes/boots recommended as the path from the carpark is rough”
KenM709, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The dorm-style bunk beds in the hostel are probably the best deal of all the available accommodations!”
497denisel, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
“This is a museum village in a very quiet and peaceful part of Lewis. It's a complete one off... utterly unique and absolutely brilliant.”
janem689, 3 Sep 2015 | Read review
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