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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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"stone circle"
in 58 reviews
"unlike stonehenge"
in 27 reviews
"visitor centre and cafe"
in 14 reviews
"magical place"
in 27 reviews
"main circle"
in 12 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 75 reviews
"within walking distance"
in 13 reviews
"amazing site"
in 13 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 28 reviews
"gift shop"
in 36 reviews
"car park"
in 38 reviews
"nice cafe"
in 13 reviews
"walk around"
in 15 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 16 reviews
"short walk"
in 25 reviews
"sunny day"
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"scones"
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely afternoon spent at the stones. Toilets were open which was much appreciated as it was a Sunday and the information office was closed. Really enjoyed the visit.

Thank Carmel G
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Reviewed yesterday

Definitely worth the visit. Unrestricted access to the site and freedom to wander. However, tends to get busy. Visitor centre and shop stocked with all of the usual overpriced tourist tat. Nice cafe if you want a pit stop. If the weather is fine, there...More

Thank Peeceecee
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The site is captivating. Well worth doing the walk to all three stone circles, Callanish I, II, and III. Shop full of the usual tourist stuff next door to an excellent cafeteria with great views. Returned to the cafeteria the next evening on my way...More

Thank David_Rowing
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s a lovely island and it’s very interesting to go and check out the standing stones. It’s in a beautiful scenery and the information centre explain you very good the different uses that the stones could have been used for.

Thank sissi1790
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The very good visitor centre with cafe ensures that this is a busy site. The stones are an impressive sight and provide good photographic opportunities if your patient and willing to wait until groups of folk move on. The day we were there we had...More

Thank Brian M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These are something to behold, and its actually amazing that they have remained untouched all these years. The site can get really busy so if you are looking for a picture without visitors, then you might have to wait until they get hidden behind the...More

Thank haggibasher
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Free entry. Well preserved stone circle with fascinating shapes. Visitors' centre, parking. Wonderful photo opportunity.

Thank Michele M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The history of the Callanish Standing Stones is fascinating. Go through the exhibit, then look for the stones that have carved faces. To think that these stones were erected thousands of years ago (before Stonehenge) with astronomical precision is incredible. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank WTexTraveler
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is obviously a key place to visit on Lewis. The visitor centre is good, and the exhibition is informative and varied. For me, the big plus is that you can walk around the stones and see them from all angles and get a real...More

Thank Fiona K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, this is a smaller site than Stonehenge, but nonetheless amazing to see. The display boards in the visitor centre were good, but the film fell into the same trap as the one about the Lewis chessmen - no content, just dramatic speculation. Good refreshments

Thank Libra_K1960
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kmolsen10
11 March 2018|
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Response from Croftboy | Reviewed this property |
An hour and a half should cover it. Take your time outside... it’s really worth it. !
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Jennye J
24 September 2017|
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Response from 567020John | Reviewed this property |
There is a bus service around the island from Stornoway but you need to chech service times
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