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The Blackhouse, Isle of Lewis

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  • Very different tourist trip we felt. was wonderful (if not smokey!) being inside these tiny dwellings  more »
  • Interesting place to learn about how the islanders used to live. Small gift shop and toilets. Small admission charge.  more »
  • Very informative and interesting. Good video to watch in the small museum/shop. Amazing to think how people were living in these black and white houses until so very recently. Had a long chat with the...  more »
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  • Superb historical croft with peat burning fire and period artifacts + small souvenir shop
  • Great place, worth visiting. The owner is a nice guy who's father actually live in the blackhouse
  • Amazing trip back in time to see what a real black house was like. Just need to mind your head going through some Very low doorways. Very interesting information also available at the Visitor Centre too.
  • Fascinating insight into Hebridies life at the turn of the last century. Top tip: make sure to take midge repellent!
  • Brilliant venue and very interesting