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Callanish Standing Stones

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Address: Scotland
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This ancient monument is one of the most significant archaeological spots...

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

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A great place on a cold March Day

On a cold and windy day it has it all. Beautiful views from the magical stones. A good well organised café and toilets and a shop. On the 2 different days I visited the photo... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a cold and windy day it has it all. Beautiful views from the magical stones. A good well organised café and toilets and a shop. On the 2 different days I visited the photo opportunities were spoiled by workmen and traffic cones where earth had been dumped around the stones, supposedly to deal with erosion. Earth blowing everywhere and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see when visiting Lewis are the iconic standing stones at Callanish. The stones are a short walk uphill from the visitor​ centre and the ground is a bit boggy when you get through the gate but you can get right up close to the stones and walk through and around. The visitor centre is very good, cafe is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the must see places in this area of Lewis, the surrounding scenery and views are worth the trip alone. The stones themselves are interesting (though we as a family prefer Dun Carloway Broch) and certainly if your in the areas you should visit.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery, amazing to be able to get up close to the stones. Information boards are great....even if they don't really know what it was for!! We went to the coffee shop which is lovely. Also food was clearly labelled for allergies.

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Thank Paula W
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely loved this attraction, it's absolutely awesome. Don't expect all the hype and visitor centre stuff like at Stonehenge. Although the Calanish Standing Stones are not as large as Stonehenge they are still substantial and the site is far more intact. Just standing there wondering why these stones were erected here and what actually did happen here all those... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dating from 2900-2600 BC, the Callanish Stones consist of a large stone circle surrounding a burial chamber and four avenues of stones leading away from the site on four sides.Callanish has been associated with both lunar and solar astronomy. Inside the circle are the remains of a chambered round cairn of Neolithic type, within which human bones were found, this... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Callanish stones are a very old neolithic stone structure. It’s amazing to experience. The site is on a hill with beautiful views. It’s relaxed and free to visit. The Visitors Centre next door has a great café with excellent coffee, cakes and lunches.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The stones are impressive from an historical point of view and interesting to look around. Don't allow too much time to look at the stones but you can have a nice walk around them and the surrounding area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

A truly once in a life experience. Mystical, thought provoking. How awesomely strong our ancestors were! Beautiful and peaceful setting with ancient history and a nice warm cup of tea.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is the real standing stones experience. No ropes, no entrance fees, no trash. I visited at the end of September and had it almost all to myself. Definitely the highlight of the island for me, and I am glad to have visited while the site is still as open as it is.

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