The Blackhouse, Stornoway

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  • Seeing it in a brochure on Lewis, we found this very interesting example of island living down a side road, signposted clearly. With a very informative shop and museum, manned by a charming young lady...  more »
  • A very interesting visit to the blackhouse and then to its successor, a Whitehouse. Could do with leaflets or paddles in the houses. Whitehouse reminded m of my childhood  more »
  • This is a real gem making you feel a part of the history. The smell of peat burning was lovely and the chicken faithfully brooding her eggs made it so real. I would recommend this to anyone.  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

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