Gearrannan Blackhouse Village, Lewis
Step back in time and visit this village of blackhouses on the Atlantic coast. This village was abandoned in the 1970s but in 1989 the local trust Urras nan Gearrannan started work restoring, renovating and preserving these historic buildings to be used by holiday makers. These houses were built at the end of the 19th century and the accommodation consisted of one room which was shared with the animals. These days the accommodation offers the traveller more luxurious accommodation for modern living but still gives the experience of living in a traditional Hebridean cottage. There are two beaches nearby that you can walk to and it’s also a good area for cycling and fishing. The Callanish Standing Stones and Doune Carloway, the Iron age broch is also nearby.