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Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Mon to Sat, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

The Blackhouse will be closed from Sun 25 Aug to Sun 22 Sept 2019.

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily except Wed and Sun, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.30pm





The level tarmac car park has no accessible bays marked.

Approach to site

The site is about 25m from the car park across a relatively level tarmac surface.

Visitor centre

The shop and exhibition has ramped access.


The blackhouse:

  • is all on one level
  • has very low doorways and ceilings
  • has some narrow passageways
  • has uneven floors
  • can be very dark
  • can be very smoky, because of the open fire

The white house is reached over a large, rough stone drain cover and has a small threshold.

Access to the ruined blackhouses is over uneven grass.


There is an adapted toilet in the visitor centre.


Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.  

Visitors' dogs are allowed at The Blackhouse, but are not permitted in roofed areas. 

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended. A no fouling rule applies at all our sites.

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