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Traigh Bostadh

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork


Visited 30.5.12

What a great place to visit this is!

It is at the end of a long winding road in a remote part of Lewis.
This actually adds to the charm and the beach you end up on is simply stunning.
White sand, turquoise sea – you could be in the Caribbean (except for the temperature!)

They couldn’t have picked a better spot for a reconstructed round house.
The way to the round house is signposted from the small car park next to the cemetery.

Dafydd and I went into the house whilst Karen and Sophie played on the beach.
The lady in the house was friendly and very informative although the accent took a little getting used to. There was no one else about so Dafydd had her full attention!

The peat fire gave off lots of smoke. Apparently peat needs to be dried for at least 6 months to be any use for the fire – preferably 12 months we were informed.

Although a reconstruction you get a real feel of how it must have been to live in these houses all those years ago. The lady said that despite how windy it gets you don’t even feel as much as a draught. We spent a fair bit of time here asking questions and looking around before joining Karen and Sophie on the beach.

If you get the chance to visit I would highly recommend it.

Please note that this is not an Historic Scotland site.
Posted by CARL
3rd July 2012ce

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