Gearrannan Blackhouse Village, Lewis. . .Tuesday Travels


The Gearrannan Blackhouse Village is located on the island of Lewis quite near to the Callanais Standing Stones and the Carloway Broch.This excerpt is from the information board displayed at the village.It was like stepping back in time when we went inside the houses.

This was a photo of two of the last residents of the village and they reminded me so much of my Auntie Maggie and Auntie Georgie who use to live at Boultach in the highlands of Caithness.

The houses have been restored and some are furnished as they were when they were lived in for the last time.  Others have been restored and updated to be rented out as holiday accommodation and one is a hostel and another is a museum.

An old loom in one of the buildings.You can see the updated skylights in one of the holiday accommodation blackhouses here.

If you ever get to Lewis this is a place you must visit.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Kate says:

    Very like the old crofts in Caithness, now in ruins!

    1. suth2 says:

      It was great to see that the houses had been renovated and put to good use.

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