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Visit The Blackhouse, Arnol car-free
Bus W2 from Stornoway stops less than ½ mile away from the Blackhouse. Our journey planner will show you train and bus times and walking routes.
Enjoy 25% off entry when you arrive car-free by train, bus or bike. 25% off the standard Adult, Child or Concession admission price when you book online with code GOOD25 and show bus/train ticket or bike on arrival.
Stornoway Taxis: 01851 704444 or ATS Taxis: 01851 701111.
Look out for diving gannets, seals and dolphins from the ferry if you cross from Ullapool to Stornoway.
About The Blackhouse, Arnol
Gain a unique insight into island life at no. 42 Arnol. This traditional, fully furnished thatched house once sheltered a family and its animals under the same roof. The ruined blackhouse at no. 39 can also be seen, together with the 1920s ‘white house’ that replaced it. White houses – in which a wall separated byre and dwelling – replaced many blackhouses around this time. Gaelic-speaking members of staff are usually on hand to answer queries about the crofting life on Lewis. Smell the peat smoke – even today the fire at the heart of the blackhouse is never allowed to go out. Peek inside the cosy box-beds in the bedroom, still complete with their original fabrics and furnishings. See the byre just as it was left in 1966, only without the cows.
For any queries about visiting contact The Blackhouse, Arnol on 01851 710395 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: The Blackhouse, 42 Arnol, Bragar, Isle of Lewis HS2 9DB. Visit Website