View from the south west.
|Scotland||Isle of Lewis||Western Isles||NB 21305 33007|
|Lat 58.19751994 Long -6.74506704|
Simplified plan of stone alignments (black) leading towards the stone circle (red) at Callanish (Source:Google Earth).
|Type: Single||Length: 21.5m|
|No. of stones: 5||Size of stones: Only large|
|Orientation: 81°||Altitude: 25m|
|Upper end: Stone circle and cairn||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) :||Sea View: Yes|
|Context: Ritual landscape|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Land Status: Guardianship|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes|
Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.
The stone row approaching the circle and cairn. View from south.
The eastern alignment in the background, the southern alignment in the foreground and the stone circle on the left. View from south west.
View from the south.
Car parking is available at NB 21353 32799. A nearby visitor centre provides information on the stones and refreshments. Access to the stones is via a sign-posted path. Enjoy!
Burl, A., 1993, From Carnac to Callanish – The prehistoric rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, Yale University Press, New York and London, pg. 223.