Lewis & Harris Area Attractions

Carloway Visitor Information and Accommodation Guide for your visit to Carloway at the head of a narrow sea inlet on the north west coast of Lewis some 15 miles from Stornoway and 4 miles north from Callanish, and 1 mile north west of Doune or Dun Carloway, named after a dun, broch or Pictish fort on a prominent hill. This is one of the best preserved Iron Age brochs in the Western Isles. Much oft he broch has vanished, but what remains is impressive and indicates how secure a refuge it must...

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Broch Carloway
Broch Carloway
Broch Carloway
Callanish Monument Isle of Lewis
Callanish Monument
Callanish Monument
Chess Men Isle Of Lewis
Chess Men Isle Of Lewis
Chess Men Isle Of Lewis
Callanish Monument
Callanish Monument
Callanish Monument
Callanish Monument
Callanish Monument
Callanish Monument
Isle of Lewis Stone Monument
Isle of Lewis Stone Monument
Isle of Lewis Stone Monument
Isle of Lewis Vistas
Isle of Lewis Vistas
Isle of Lewis Vistas
Isle of Lewis Chess King
Isle of Lewis Chess King
Isle of Lewis Chess King
Isle of Lewis Chess King
Isle of Lewis Chess King
Isle of Lewis Chess King
Isle of Lewis Black Houses
Isle of Lewis Black Houses
Isle of Lewis Black Houses
Isle of Lewis Black Houses
Isle of Lewis Black Houses
Isle of Lewis Black Houses
Callanish Stones
Callanish Stones

Arnol Holiday Accommodation Guide

Search Arnol Holiday Accommodation Guide then whilst visiting Arnol enjoy the activities on offer these range from the historical Black-houses to wonderful hikes. Although Arnol is inland nothing is far away including the lovely beaches with all the activities available.

Arnol between the Atlantic coast of Lewis and the road from Barvas some 3 miles  and Carloway is also known as ‘Little Holland’ because of its many stone dykes. Here one of the traditional ‘black houses‘ or tigh dubh so called because they had no chimney and little other ventilation, or light is preserved as a museum, open all Weekdays. The area has a strong tie to crofting but in modern times provides a great place for the visitor looking for an active holiday with great beaches areas offering surfing, canoeing and fishing to wonderful walks through isolated rugged scenery. So if your looking for a place to enjoy an active vacation or even just to chill out Arnol could be the perfect place. You will find plenty of accommodation in the area offering Hotel, Guest House, Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering to choose from. At nearby Bragar there is an enormous whale bone arch, some 20 ft high, with the harpoon which killed the whale hanging from its apex.

  • Arnol Latitude 58.3431° N Longitude -6.5967° W
  • Arnol Postcode HS2
  • Arnol WOEID 11059
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Arnol is a small village that is a component of the crofting community located in Arnol, which is now a Historic Environment Scotland. Arnol is a small village that is typical of many settlements on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis, which is located in the Outer Hebrides. This crofting settlement on Lewis is one of the best preserved examples of domestic island life during the 19th and 20th centuries. Crofting communities, which were created as part of a movement of agricultural improvements in the late 1700s, cared for this settlement, making it one of the best preserved examples.

Arnol is within the parish of Barvas and is located on the A858. It served as a popular method for providing tenant farmers with exclusive access to their own land or croft. Additionally, they created areas for the shared grazing of animals, which was typical of many settlements on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis.

Stornoway, located on the island, has a number of great bed and breakfast options. Using Caledonian Macbrayne Hopscotch tickets, which provide you with a number of different options, you may make your trip from Stornoway all the way down through the string of islands and then cross over to the mainland. If you are not a particularly skilled sailor, a more expedient way to get across the water would be to sail from Uig, Skye to Tarbert, Harris, which would take roughly 1 hour and 40 minutes. From Tarbert, you could either drive or take a bus to get to your final destination.

Stay in an exceptional vacation rental that is perfect for families and couples, in a contemporary guest house that has just been renovated and offers guests their own door keys so they can come and go as they choose throughout their stay.

The Callanish stones are one of the most impressive examples of Neolithic standing stones that can be discovered anywhere in Scotland. The beaches here are long stretches of white sand and the water is crystal clear.

You should be able to keep your energy up with a round of Stornoway Black Pudding while you explore and stop by the historic Abhainn Dearg Distillery, which is definitely worth a visit. The moors, lochs, and coasts are home to a rich variety of species. Stay in an island hotel that offers a truly warm Hebridean welcome, ideal local food, stunning scenery, and amazing décor; you are sure to discover an Outer Hebrides hotel that fits the bill. If you search carefully, you can find an Outer Hebrides hotel that meets all of these requirements.

Relax on a double bed, twin beds, or in a family room with a view of the sea and take in the spirit and the breathtaking landscape of these breathtaking islands while you take in the view.

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The Blackhouse, Arnol worth a visit
Cray
 · 1 year ago
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Had a great afternoon here the kids really liked the visit, they could not believe people could live in the blackhouse
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