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Callanish Standing Stones

Scotland
+44 1851 621422
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USD 490.96*
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3-Day Hebrides Tour from Inverness: Isles of Lewis and Harris
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6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Tour from Edinburgh
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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 2 days ago

Really wanted to give this a 5 but the weather was so miserable on the day I went - it wasn't pleasurable (not the stones fault I know). They are impressive and without the wind and rain I would've spent more than 15 mins there....More

Thank felineluckypunk
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an outstanding "sight" in the Outer Hebrides. In addition to being easily accessible (there is ample parking in the visitor's center). The sigh is free to visit, and the interpretation center and gift shop are excellent. Also, there is a WONDERFUL restaurant on...More

Thank RoryMorty
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The stone circle and views amazing. The visitor centre a disappointing experience. Lunch in the resturant mediocre quality. Pot of tea cold and lacking strength. Tomato soup tasted like passata. Fish and chips dire. Staff surly and lacking and service skills. Don't eat here.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this while you're cruising around the island. It's easy to access and you'll take great photos. We didn't have time to see the film at the visitor's center, but there's also a cafe and a gift shop with some cute items, especially for...More

Thank SLindt_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The stones are amazing and being 5000 years old gets one thinking. How was it done? How did they find the time? What was the purpose? Recent research at Stonehenge has revealed that people travelled from Scotland to work there. Did they travel to Callanish...More

Thank RL K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating to be able to walk around the stones even in a gale force wind. And the information centre is worth the entrance fee, in order to fully appreciate the background to the erection of the stones. Coffee shop is warm, welcoming and excellent value.

Thank Carole M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are three parts to Callanish. If you visit the main one first the staff will tell you have to get to the other two stone circles. Nice visitor Centre and cafe.

Thank Sam T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see if you are in Lewis. Took my sister and my son there for the first time and they were amazed at the history and mystery of the location.There is a lovely visitor centre which serves good food especially the apple pie.

Thank Scottax
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the hour or so we spent here we had all the seasons, making for some fascinating photographs. You can wander around the stones here (unlike Stonehenge) so it may take a while to get the tourists and the photo tours out of the shot....More

Thank Will_Of_The_North
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very short walk from car park. Interesting reading. Strange that these standing stones are scattered around our country side yet no one really know what they were for.

Thank Dizzy180
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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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JennieQ44
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
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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
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