Having ancestry that goes back hundreds of years in Lewis it was good to see how they might have lived. It will not take long to view the blachouses but here is a good video presentation about peat cutting and Harrid Tweed production. There is a pleasant cafe
This village is a collection of Blackhouses and a living village. Most interesting to see that one of the houses was lived in up to the 1950s.
This should have been wonderful but it sadly lacked atmosphere. It really needed some interaction around the buildings which were quite lovely. Fascinating thatching techniques but no one around to tell you about them. Yes there was information in one but would have been so much better if there was less emphasis on the shop and more on the actual... 更多
I think I preferred the Arnol Blackhouse to the Gearannan Village (it seemed more authentic), but nevertheless, had a good experience visiting the Village. There are only two blackhouses open to view. One of the open houses had the home set up as you may have seen it back in the day, and also a live weaving demonstration. It was... 更多
Walking round the blackhouses helps you make sense of the history of the island. The interiors have been restored sympathetically and I was impressed by the quality of the guide's commentary. Definitely don't miss it.
We took the bus to Carloway and walked to the village - about half an hour walk if you're slow. Really enjoyed our trip to the Blackhouse Village - the cafe served very tasty soup as well. Very interesting to see the Tweed weaving loom being worked on. If you are into hiking, try going up the hill right next... 更多
Enjoyed our trip here looking round the village of black houses seeing how people used to live, one of the houses is open to view with the furnishings as they used to be in the day. Disappointed with the cafe as we had planned to have lunch here but a coach trip had pre booked so there was no room