Callanish, East

View from the south west.

Location

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).

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

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.

View from the south.

View from the south west.

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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