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Gearannan Blackhouse Village

Carloway, Scotland
+44 1851 643416
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Brilliant refurbishment of a Blackhouse village

The village at Carloway is outstanding and so beautifully refurbished. A definite must visit when... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Richard B
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Cupar, United Kingdom
Really enjoyable

A very interesting and worthwhile visit , enjoyed by all ages in our family group. Great to see a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ailish R
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
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“black houses” (40 reviews)
“harris tweed” (57 reviews)
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Carloway, Scotland
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+44 1851 643416
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"black houses"
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"harris tweed"
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"blackhouse village"
in 33 reviews
"holiday lets"
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"weaving demonstration"
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"youth hostel"
in 7 reviews
"self catering accommodation"
in 9 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 34 reviews
"the cottages"
in 11 reviews
"step back in time"
in 20 reviews
"living museum"
in 8 reviews
"burning peat"
in 12 reviews
"all mod cons"
in 5 reviews
"short film"
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"gift shop"
in 18 reviews
"open to the public"
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"great insight"
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Reviewed yesterday

The village at Carloway is outstanding and so beautifully refurbished. A definite must visit when on Lewis. It is possible to see weaving in action and observe how Blackhouse residents live and the hardships they endured. Well done to those who had the vision to...More

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A very interesting and worthwhile visit , enjoyed by all ages in our family group. Great to see a weaver actually working at his loom . Lovely cafe with great baking and friendly staff.

Thank Ailish R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

what a great place to visit to see how the islanders lived,they definitely never had it easy there was always something that had to be done to survive,great video on island life,and a weaver showing how they made the famous tweed, there was a great...More

Thank James A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to walk around at leisure. Only 2 properties open to the public to view. The others are holiday lets. Mind your head on the doors! Great to see a Hattersley loom being used & what a lovely sound. Cafe, gift shop & toilets on...More

Thank Mary T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful collection of little croft houses in a lovely sea location Really captured the lives of people who had lived and worked in them

Thank Ian W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had a day on the island and I'm glad this was one of the things we were able to see. I thought it was a very interesting village and story behind it.

Thank margarbi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived during heavy rain, and took shelter in the cafe first. Once the rain went away, it was quite a nice visit. I can recommend it over the Black house a few miles down the road in Arnol.

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a bit disappointed at this place. Not a lot to see as we were only allowed in 2 of the blackhouses and the second one was showing a video of what was in the first one!

Thank BrianElliott1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is another “must visit” place. The village is composed of restored stone houses with thatched roofs. They were called black houses since the peat fires caused the walls of the homes to turn black. The whole village was quaint and the view of the...More

Thank Llamma2
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to this well maintained and refurbished location. You really do get the feel of the place and the staff were helpful and informative..especially the man on the loom! Accommodation on site is to a very high standard, although we did not...More

Thank Rowndybyd1
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David F
6 January 2018|
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Response from Margaret P | Reviewed this property |
Yes,but would go as early as possible to get the most out of the day.You will be able to see a lot and visit some interesting places in a day. Enjoy
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Janet A
12 April 2017|
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Response from rs4emz | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can easily tour the rest of the islands from here, we did. If you can I'd avoid any school holidays as it's likely to be more busy around the tourist hotspots - (Callanish, Luskentyre, etc.), you should be okay in... More
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