Arnol Visitor Information Guide
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 stong 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 palce 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.
- Arnol Latitude: 58.3431° N Longitude: 6.5967° W
- Arnol Postcode HS2
- Arnol WOEID 11059
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.
Discount for senior citizens.
Read up on information in ticket office first. Then visit black house, it is smokey in there but very interesting. Go around back to see peat stack.
Then cross road and there are further ruins of black houses to visit and a white house which is also worth a visit.