27. Cuithir Houses

Cuithir, Isle of Barra, HS9 5XY

Type:Architectural Trail

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Built in 2000 for Barra & Vatersay Housing Association (now part of HHP) by Ben Tindall Architects following extensive community consultation. The curved ends, similar to Viking longhouses, reduce heat lost from wind chill. Many other energy-saving design features are included.

Private residences.

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What's Nearby

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    0.49 miles away
  2. A great beach for all the family or a quiet walk. At low tide there are caves to explore…

    0.9 miles away
  3. Watch the seals laze on the rocks off shore - you may even catch them coming for a cheeky…

    0.94 miles away
  1. This site was investigated by Channel 4's Time Team in May 2007. Amongst other remains, a…

    1.29 miles away
  2. Bog bean (Menyanthes Triolaiata). This lovely flower, often overlooked, can be found in…

    1.55 miles away
  3. A path leads into the interior of Barra with views over Heaval, the islands highest peak.…

    1.81 miles away
  4. Drosera intermedia. - Insectivorous plant found in marshy ground

    2 miles away
  5. This beautiful beach is the spectacular site of Barra’s amazing airport – but only at low…

    2.2 miles away
  6. Traigh Mhor is the beach where the plane lands - the only scheduled plane landing that…

    2.22 miles away
  7. Heaval is the highest point on the Isle of Barra at 383 metres

    2.47 miles away
  8. Traigh Eais is sandy beach over a mile long, bordered on the east side by a extensive…

    2.65 miles away
  9. This is the only standing stone of any size still erect on Barra.

    2.83 miles away
  10. Platanthera bifolia
    This delicate coloured orchid, becoming quite rare, can be found at …

    2.91 miles away
  11. Ophioglossum vulgatum.- Very small fern 3cm tall

    2.94 miles away
  12. Award winning Bunting Project bringing people together with connections to Barra and…

    3.13 miles away
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    3.21 miles away
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