Whilst down in Gatehouse we visited a new tourist attraction that opened last year – a reconstructed iron age roundhouse. There has been a dig nearby for some time, and they found evidence of several round houses, including a very large one on which this is based. It’s a tremendous building, definitely worth a visit (the ticket gives entry to other museums etc and also is valid for a year!).
The roundhouse is built from enormous logs and used the skills of many different craftsmen and women, including the thatcher.
It’s a great asset for the local community too – the local primary school children use it, of course, and they dyed wool and made a loom for the roundhouse.
I love reconstructions like this – I think it’s the world I probably really belong in!
Visit it! We will certainly be back.