Gearannan Blackhouse Village, Isle of Lewis

(4.3/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
Experience the authentic atmosphere of a Scottish island village at Gearannan Blackhouse Village. The historical village preserves a collection of so-called blackhouses, traditional dwellings that have been in use for centuries in this part of the world. In fact, some of the houses in the village were lived in well into the 20th century. Now you can take a stroll through the village, visit the local museum, have a meal at the cafe, and soak in the view of the surrounding hills and the sea. Instead of just passing through, consider staying in the village for a while by booking an apartment in one of the available blackhouses. To visit Gearannan Blackhouse Village on your trip to Isle of Lewis, use our Isle of Lewis vacation builder.
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  • 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 admi...  more »
  • Peeked in as many windows as I could. What a great place to stay for a mini vacation! Charming, authentic and by the seaside!  more »
  • Very friendly staff on hand to answer questions. Stunning views. The houses are amazing and need to be seen if holidaying in the area.  more »
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  • This is a review of the cafe and the village as a museum/attraction. I haven't stayed in any of the lodges so can't review them beyond saying they look nice and are close to a lovely secluded beach. The cafe does simple but nice food. Good soups and excellent baking. The gift shop has a lot of Harris Tweed - no surprises there - as well as books and other gifts. The museum part of the village is very interesting and informative, showcasing a way of life quite different from what most of us are used to, but not that distant in time.
  • Perfect Place to go back in time. The Sea near The black houses is magic
  • Fantastic stay in the hostel: we spent one night here as part of a cycling tour of the Hebrides. The owner was amazingly helpful and even came to pick one of our party up when she was tired. Hostel itself was beautiful and very well maintained
  • Very interesting museum, and delicious food in the café. Well stocked gift shop and friendly staff. I only visited the museum for a short while and had lunch in the cafe and enjoyed my time there. The only issue is parking as its quite limited. The cafe is small so packs out quite quickly too.
  • Interesting to know the history behind the Blackhouse in the Isle of Lewis. There are very nice sea views and the walk paths are very good. Recommended visit