13 Nov Auchindrain, Inveraray
This is a village close to Inveraray in Scotland.
It was once deserted but now has a brilliant open-air museum.
This shows buildings and machinery in their original settings.
There are 18th and 19th century tenants longhouses, or byre dwellings.
They have period furniture.
You can also see barns, cottar-houses, craft tools, and a wide range of domestic materials.
These include interesting horn and wooden kitchenware.
The museum was started in 1963, but became so popular that in 1975 an Interpretative Centre was added.
Here you can see demonstrations of weaving and other crafts.
The craft shop has great gifts.
The coffee shop has great coffee and pastries.
This is a true hidden gem on any tours of Scotland.
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