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Gearrannan Blackhouse Village

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Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A fascinating insight into life on the island not that long ago: the last occupants of the "working" museum blackhouse moved out only in 1974. Lovingly preserved, with an interesting and knowledgable guide, whose love for, and knowledge about, the Hattersley loom was clearly evident. Interesting continuous-loop video in a second blackhouse about the weaving process, coupled with peat cutting,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The village is located at the end of a small road, in a very nice rocky bay. Though it encompases a few old houses only 2 is really available to view for visitors. The first one shows how the houses were furnished back in the day and has a working loom for making Harris Tweed in its other end. If... More 

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Thank Ledith
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful village and has kept the history with it. You can enter and see how a typical house was set up, as well as hear a lesson on how tweed is weaved. There are 9 houses remaining, one of which has been converted into a youth hostel and others self catering cottages. The views are stunning and... More 

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We were here on a day trip, so didnt stay. beautiful location, very tidy and very authentic. would love to return and stay here. Dogs are allowed :) (big thumbs up for that)- except in the cafe but there are plenty tables outside. was nice to find out the history of the village and to wander round the village in... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

The whole Gearrannan Blackhouse Village experience was excellent. The accommodation is of high quality, well fitted out. The staff are excellent and very friendly. I will certainly be back. The museum, cafe and shop are worth a visit while staying in the village.

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Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

What a wonderful experience. We have never stayed in accommodation like this before. A real step back in time. A big thank you to Mairi and the staff for making us most welcome which will ensure a return visit as soon as possible. The location with the wonderful views could not be bettered.

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a really informative visit. The houses are excellent at helping the visitor imagine what life was like in these houses in the past. The weaver who weaves Harris Tweed in one of the houses is full of information and stories. The weaving machine is a work of art and ingenuity too. Well worth a visit and I believe... More 

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Wellington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the hostel here for 2 nights, and loved it. The hostel has small rooms - a 4 bed and 6 bed, also a family room. The bunkbeds were comfy and full linen provided. All rooms were very clean. I think its a very recent renovation - everything is beautifully done and well kept. The shared kitchen was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

The museum is located inside the Blackhouse village, which also includes rental blackhouses. The museum gives a very good idea of what it must have been like to live on Lewis in the past – frankly pretty dreadful. The location is spectacular and the café very pleasant and reasonably priced.

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

This is the third time my husband and I have stayed at the Gearrannan Blackhouse Village in Taigh an t-Seòladair, a 4 star blackhouse holiday rental. I love the location and it is in a good situation for being able to visit other areas of Lewis fairly well. The village itself is beautifully 'resurrected' and the blackhouse is charmingly different.... More 

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Additional Information about Gearrannan Blackhouse Village

Address: Carloway | Isle of Lewis, Carloway HS2 9AL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Outer Hebrides > Lewis and Harris > Isle of Lewis > Carloway
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Gearrannan Blackhouse Village Hotel Carloway
Gearrannan Blackhouse Village Carloway, Isle Of Lewis, Scotland
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