Callanish Standing Stones

  • Address: Callanish, Isle of Lewis HS2 9DY, UK, United Kingdom
  • Phone: +44-1851621422
  • Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids

About Callanish Standing Stones, Callanish

The site is a unique arrangement of standing stones placed in a cruciform pattern. The local folklore says that the Callanish stones were the giants who did not convert to Christianity. However, others have suggested that there stands a relationship between the stones, the moon and the Clisham range. With different interpretations surrounding the site, it becomes worthwhile to go and explore. You will be happy to have spent time here as such stones are rare to find and are really fascinating. Admire the place, click photographs and have coffee at the cafe!

How To reach Callanish Standing Stones by Public Transport

  • Bus W2A to stop - Standing Stones

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Callanish Standing Stones is situated in Callanish area, United Kingdom.

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  • 95% of people who visit Callanish include Callanish Standing Stones in their plan

  • 55.88% of people start their Callanish Standing Stones visit around 09 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Callanish Standing Stones

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95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Callanish Standing Stones

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  • Lovely piece of Scotland's history. Amazing views but can get quite busy. Fabulous walk around the entire site if you are able to walk that far in rugged terrain

  • Wonderful hilltop position and impressive arrangement of stones in a cross formation... accessible even outside of Visitor Centre hours. Nice Visitor building and good car park too...

  • Cycled to the stones on a Sunday from Stornoway and back. Roughly 34 mile trip. Can be difficult to locate and would recommend using google maps. Drive or cycle through a small housing estate/road before reaching the stones. The visitor centre here is also closed on a Sunday also. The stone site is spectacular and doesnt disappoint. It is well maintained and well preserved. No trip to Lewis would be complete without a visiy here. There are also walks and trails around the area.

  • Really amazing! The actual stones were great, not much information though and you had to pay to go into the "museum" which looked very small.

  • Unfortunately there was a coachload of tourist when we visited. Viewing the stones and getting a good photo was almost impossible. However the history surrounding the stones is fascinating.

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