The Blackhouse, Arnol

42 Arnol, Bragar, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9DB

01851 710 395


Although things may be a little different, we hope that you will have an enjoyable visit and will be greeted with a warm and friendly smile by staff.

What will be open during your visit

All areas of this site will be open and a one-way system in place. Please be sure to follow any safety messaging on site.

Carers tickets

In line with best practice in the visitor attractions industry and as advised by Capability Scotland, visitors with disabilities are treated on an equal basis with all other visitors and entry is charged at the appropriate admission category rate - Adult/Concession/Child. Proof of disability is not required.

We recognise that some disabled visitors may need help to visit our sites and we offer free entry for accompanying carers, these can be added when making your booking. Please note this is limited to two carers per transaction.


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 at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.

Historic Scotland

Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily except Wed & Sun, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.30pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily except Wed and Sun, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3pm

Closed for lunch 12 noon to 1pm.

We recommend booking in advance to guarantee entry.


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