View from the north east.
|Scotland||Isle of Lewis||Western Isles||NB 21293 32999|
|Lat 58.1974716 Long -6.7452054|
Simplified plan of stone alignments (black) leading towards the stone circle (red) at Callanish (Source:Google Earth).
|Type: Single||Length: 22m|
|No. of stones: 5||Size of stones: Only large|
|Orientation: 0°||Altitude: 25m|
|Upper end: –||Lower end: Stone circle and cairn|
|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.
Looking north along the row. In the background the western and eastern alignments are visible separated by the stone circle.
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.