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This ancient monument is one of the most significant archaeological spots in Scotland's Outer Hebrides.
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All reviews standing stones stone circle unlike stonehenge magical place visitor centre and cafe well worth a visit within walking distance amazing site awe inspiring gift shop car park nice cafe walk around walk up great place to visit sunny day outer hebrides
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a weekday in November so there were only a few other visitors. The stones were erected about four thousand years ago and to stand beside them with the fields and hills around is a great experience. You can still walk right up...More

Thank 40forty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is something incredible about this place... Is well hidden but when you manage to See whole Picture you Will feel simple magic of this incredible place!

Thank hesi8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited these as part of z tour of Lewis, Harris, Benbecula and Skye. Amazing place. Very atmospheric.

Thank vanessa b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These stone have been standing for 5000 years, more or less. Unlike stonehenge , there are no crowds. Just walk up and touch them. Its a marvel. It is hard to be more impressed.

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow what a place. Up on hill with lovely views in all directions. With an atmosphere all of its own. Spend at long as you like up there exploring the stones, walking among them and touching them if you want. There are the occasional bus...More

Thank Rdalgleish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great piece of history dating back over 4 thousand years. This is a must for anyone visiting the Isle of Lewis. Free parking and the visitor centre with a coffee shop make this a greater attraction.

Thank gaz4caz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Callanish Stones are free and best visited before 9 or after 5 when the tourist buses cannot be seen and one is able to get a true appreciation of the engineering feet of this magnificent structure. We made a late-night visit to get photos...More

Thank Fishnstitch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An outstanding monument to early life on Lewis. The remote, wild location and weather add to the experience. There is information on display and a decent gift shop The cafe is warm and welcoming with a good range of homemade soup, meals and cakes. Don't...More

Thank Tourist285846
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow and wow again, an amazing circle and whole multitude of circles to be precise, an amazing place like no other and one that Mother Nature give us an insight into the glory of the universe

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Reviewed 12 October 2018

A great site and nice cafe and information centre too. I was surprised that there other stones nearby, the best are Callanish II and Callanish III just up the road.

Thank Mcscotty
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25 August 2018|
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Response from iscott76 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it cost us ~£50.00 for two adults and 2 children in an estate sized car to go from Uig in Skye to Tarbert on Harris one way. Calmac website for accurate pricing. You cannot get there and back in the same day with the... More
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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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
30 July 2017|
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Response from LabmeisterII | Reviewed this property |
Time wide, flying is my guess, but a likely high cost. The ferry from Ullapool is likely another route, but a lot of time on the boat- and they don't run frequently. Maybe better for another trip- this is really a 2-5 day... More