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The Blackhouse
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

Very helpful and welcoming staff. Very interesting historical building. Gives you a real impression of what it was like to live in a blackhouse. Don't miss it.

Thank AGarve
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Again we came to visit on a Sunday and found it closed but were able to get a fair idea of it from the outside. We didn't have time to go back again when it was open. Fasinating though

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

A group of old traditional Blackhouses with one set up with furniture etc.as it would have been. It did feel very much like you were visiting someone's house, fire lit, no ropes to keep you away from things, you can smell feel and see all that is about these buildings.

They are making some of the others into self catering cottages (with mod cons!). A quiet place but I probably wouldn't want to stay in the cottages with museum visitors walking around the place too, not very private and not a good mix I thought. Nevertheless worth a visit definitely and some interesting story boards telling of the people that used to live there up to quite recently in fact. Has a coffee shop too which looked nice.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

This collection of old Blackhouses has been bought to life by the recreation of 'how it use to be'. with the peat fire in the middle of the house and box beds made up, as well as seeing how close animal/humans lived. it is well done and interesting. the white house which makes up part of the entrance price is also very interesting as is the small exhibition in the shop, which gives a lot more detail about those who lived in Arnol
definitely well worth a visitor and very reasonably priced. (Very different from Gearannan Blackhouse Village)

Thank cloudpurple
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

I was told that newer houses were white, hence the name – blackhouse, try to find out by yourself when you are there.The fire livens up the house making it very cosy, accommodated livestock under the same room as people, just on the other side of the house. One of those remnants of the past worth visiting while on the island. Smoke-laden living room makes the whole thing more realistic and wanting you to stick around.

Thank M E
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