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Callanish Standing Stones

+44 1851 621422
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Magnificent standing stone with the avenue and cirlces. Thoroughly enjoyed walking among the... read more

Reviewed today
Inverness, United Kingdom
Small site and too many people

It's basically kids and even adults using these rocks as a playground. Someone should really do... read more

Reviewed yesterday
San Jose, California
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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%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed today

Magnificent standing stone with the avenue and cirlces. Thoroughly enjoyed walking among the stones. Very inspiring.

Thank toberaie
Reviewed yesterday

It's basically kids and even adults using these rocks as a playground. Someone should really do something about this if they want them to keep standing cause it's not going to last. It was just a bit sad to me. Also the visitor center asks...More

Thank Atalanta8
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting the stones was quite stirring, especially combining it with a walk to Callanish II and III (neither of which had other tourists there, and both of which had great views of the main stones, too), to understand more about the complex. Disappointing was the...More

Thank La_tiburona
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had no idea this area existed! But I'm so glad I went. My family went there on the day of the solstice which made it so much more interesting. There were people there who were playing on didgeridoos and other odd instruments. They were...More

Thank Elsbeth S
Reviewed 2 days ago

A thought provoking visit is what you will find at the Standing Stones. To try to imagine what the purpose of this very unusual layout of stones was for is part of the attraction of this visit. And when the sun is setting, an array...More

Thank Sandy P
Reviewed 3 days ago

This ancient site is quite lovely with a view of the surrounding hills and waters. There is little known about these stones, so not much to do but walk around and take photos. The visitor centre has food and souvenirs and books on the history...More

Thank Roberta W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited with the dogs and staff were very welcoming.. Gift shop and information Centre just a short walk from the car park.. You can then walk up to the stones, 10-15min walk which is well worth it.. Views are great, amazing photos can be...More

Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed 4 days ago

This remote place on the Lewis offers you one of the most beautiful sone circles we've seen. (and we've seen a lot of them all over Europe). A must have seen, take the time to visit the other 2 locations too. Once you're in Lewis...More

Thank Ghentfreak
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved the Standing Stones. So Mystical! Beautiful place and lots of stones. There is an excellent cafe and gift shop there also.

Thank Teani P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As any Outlander fan will tell you, Callanish is the holy grail of sites! It is spectacular, remote and hard to get to but worth the effort. It requires a little bit of a climb but knowing what awaits you at the top, it is...More

Thank April C
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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
28 February 2017|
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Response from JohnofHalifax | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's great early in the dawn and late at night.
11 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