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Callanish Standing Stones

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This ancient monument is one of the most significant archaeological spots in Scotland's Outer Hebrides.
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Reviewed yesterday

Really stunning array of stones on knoll overlooking other stone ring sites and a spectacular set of waters. Be ready for crowds- this is on the tourist routes, but go early or later [the lower angle of light is better anyway] . Many relational groups...More

Thank LabmeisterII
Reviewed yesterday

Do you know that these stones are older than Stonehenge ? The stones and the visitor's center are very impressive. I was amazed that we could walk among the stones and even touch them. Pictures do not do justice to this very special site.

Thank Nancy-SC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great time here. Enjoyed by all. Staff very friendly. Would really recomend a visit while on the Isle of Lewis.

Thank LisaCameron37
Reviewed yesterday

I took friends here as it is part of my heritage they loved it. It is easily accessible a short walk. They have a centre for the less able which gives all the info on the stones and you can enjoy a cup of tea...More

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed yesterday

The light in the morning and evening is best for the stones to capture the shadows thrown which really enhances the dramatic nature and scale, we arrived at about 8pm, probably later about 9.30pm would have been even better as sun sets fully - I...More

Thank DarthMorrissey
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

...In that you can walk amongst the stones and touch them and, in my opinion the location and surroundings are a head and shoulders above. Of course Stonehenge is more impressive in terms of size and the sheer effort required to move much more in...More

Thank Buellrider
Reviewed 3 days ago

A near unique complex of ancient standing stones which include circles and linear features in a magnificent setting, not far from Stornoway the capital of the Isle of Lewis in the Western Isles of Scotland. It's free to visit but a donation to assist in...More

Thank Mal B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Most people only go to the main Callanish site but there are 3 sites and the other two are well worth going to in their own right. The display in the centre is fine for what it is and not expensive but the guide book...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I really enjoyed my experience at the Callanish Standing stones. What an incredible experience to visit these stones up close and walk amongst them. It's well worth the time while you're on the Isle of Lewis, and it would be great in any weather. There...More

Thank Lauren_skye
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not as big as Stonehenge but every bit as impressive and you can touch these. If you visit the island you have to take some time to visit this awesome place. Also has a great cafe next to it. One of the staff had the...More

Thank jeffkaneart
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Megan F
31 March 2017|
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Response from Gavin W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Megan, Make sure you read the timetables as they also have tidal issues which can disrupt the ferry services. It is also worth downloading the Calmac app to keep yourself up to date with any ferry issues as there have... More
Scott F
1 March 2017|
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Response from JohnofHalifax | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's great early in the dawn and late at night.
12 December 2016|
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Response from Maloures | Reviewed this property |
Take a flight to Glasgow on Easyjet and then you fly from Glasgow to Stornoway with a local airline. Check Skyscanner for flights and availability. A great hostel in Stornoway is Heb Hostel and there is a bus service that... More