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Highland Village, Iona

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
Visit Highland Village, a living history museum spreading over 16 ha (40 ac) of property, which depicts the life of Gaelic settlers in Nova Scotia. Thousands of Scots settled into the area throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. The village was established in 1959 and consists of 11 historic buildings. Visitors can find a blacksmith working in his forge, costumed animators demonstrating spinning weaving, and farmers working with traditional livestock. Before you head to Iona, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Iona vacation generator, to make sure you see all that Iona has to offer, including Highland Village.
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  • great place!! Very informative. Beautiful grounds and views of the bra d'ors. Easy to get to and reasonable price. Great idea to spend some time in the surrounding areas too such as Grand Narrows 
  • This is an interesting historical village showing the style of life of the first settlers in Nova Scotia. Very interesting is the iron smith shop. 
  • just an absolutely glorious day.A bit breezy in the beginning, but lovely billowy clouds amongst blue skies. The views from all directions are great. The staff does an excellant job in their portrayal...  read more »
  • A nice look into the history of incoming immigrants. The people in costume provide some interesting insight to what it was like to live in those times. Only downside was that it was painfully obvious they have scripts of things to say. And only a few people were really able to answer questions outside of the scripted responses.
  • Informative and friendly, we very much enjoyed our visit. No food so time your visit appropriately.
  • Truly love the An Clachan Ghàidhealaich!!! ❤️❤️❤️
  • Remarkably, unexpectedly interesting, well-staffed with docents in every building, worth the walk uphill to get started. The views of the Bras d'Or are very good as well.
  • Beautiful spot. Love the glimpse into the past and Highland culture it offers. A little something for everyone.
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