I walked around the house enjoying their structure and imagining what life must have been like the sea view is lovely. Unfortunately, there was nothing open, no café, no shop, no internal viewing. It's March and this is a common story even when publicity information says they are open.
I very much enjoyed taking a step back in time while visiting the Blackhouses, their was many items I remembered from my grandmas house, eiderdown quilts, "Wally" hot water bottles, range fireplaces and tin basins. It was interesting to learn that these houses were inhabited until 1974. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit.
The village provides an excellent insight into how people used to live in the Highlands and islands, even until fairly recently. Lovely location.
Good cafe/tearoom serving local food. One Blackhouse set up for the 1950's/60's with a weaving demonstration and one with a film on continuous loop on weaving and peat cutting, plus some history displays about the village. Reasonable admission fee. Far better than the Arnol Blackhouse which is far more expensive for admission and is more or less empty.
Visit the blackhouses. Educational no doubt and also a great pleasure.... Lovely views and nice walk too. Good cafe and houses to look around....what more can one ask for £3.?
The bunkhouse has everything you need to self cater for a large group. Stove in living area makes the place very cosy. Beds are bunk beds to accommodate large groups- not luxury sleeping accommodation but very comfortable for a bunkhouse. The kitchen has a large fridge and two ovens for catering a large group. The features inside the blackhouse are... 更多
Could not believe it when we pulled up in the car and saw the village. It looks even more beautiful in real life than in the pictures. The actual blackhouse attraction was closing as we arrived but we just headed straight for the hostel to settle in. Despite the crazy wind and rain we could barely hear anything in the... 更多