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Colbost Croft Museum

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Address: 4 Miles from Dunvegan on the Glendale Rd, Dunvegan, Scotland

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A step back in time

We stopped here on the way to Uig, it was a very interesting place to come and see how the people of Skye would have lived in a typical crofting community. There were many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Greenock, United Kingdom
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Greenock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped here on the way to Uig, it was a very interesting place to come and see how the people of Skye would have lived in a typical crofting community. There were many pictures and artifacts and information about how the Skye folk would have lived back in those days, they even had a peat fire burning away in... More 

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St Andrews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A faithfully recreated crofting settlement with plenty of artifacts and information to make a visit worthwhile. A couple of hours is plenty enough time to look around and get a flavour of the life crofters had to lead. The folk who look after the place are helpful and informative and just adjacent to the village is a memorial to Flora... More 

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Hawick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stumbled upon this on our way back to uig it is the most fascinating place . It is just like going back in time wonderful history of how the people of Skye lived and worked. The couple that run the place are so happy to answer questions about how people lived we arived a little late did not see all... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could have spent another hour or two here. There is so much information available and the various buildings give an excellent idea of how life was lived here not all that long ago. It's was only a few dollars to enter (which is a nice change!), and you are free to tour at your own pace. Definitely recommend it.

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Thank JoannaGHB
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

This was a great spot. The setting is amazing and the museum very informative. It gave you a feel of what it must have been like to live in those houses on this and similar conditions, well as far as we can as this was a hard life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

A great little village to visit, much information regarding how people lived long ago on Skye. Really a hard life, very interesting to see the houses, clothing tools of that time. Lots of photographs and information to read.

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Kalispell, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I noticed this as I was driving by and stopped to have a look. It provides a glimpse into the past with interesting facts and information. I was able to capture some nice images by walking around the property. It is a worthwhile stop.

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We visited the museum simply because we drove past the entrance and it looked interesting - it really was! Seeing how crofters used to live and work is fascinating. Every visitor to Skye should go.

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Liege, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Nice place to visit, we love to learn how was life for the crofters. Hopefully this place will remain for a long time!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

We stopped here this time round after seeing it last year on our tour of Isle of Skye. Dog friendly, so we all went and learnt something! The crofts are well maintained and are full of information, both written and visual objects. The crofters had a hard life and full respect to them. Interesting to see all the manual tools... More 

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