Callanish, East

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View from the south west.

Location

Scotland Isle of Lewis Western Isles NB 21305 33007
Lat 58.19751994    Long -6.74506704

Callanish Plan

Simplified plan of stone alignments (black) leading towards the stone circle (red) at Callanish (Source:Google Earth).

Characteristics

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
Notes:

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: Guardianship
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes

Identification

Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.


Photographs

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The stone row approaching the circle and cairn. View from south.

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The eastern alignment in the background, the southern alignment in the foreground and the stone circle on the left. View from south west. 

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View from the south.

Access Information

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!


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     Canmore     Historic Environment Record     Excavation Report

Other References

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.

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