Looking along the row from the east.
A single stone row measuring 13m long, including four large upright orthostats forming part of a ritual complex situated at the southern end of a flat-topped ridge. The row is orientated east to west and terminates at an impressive stone circle at its eastern end. The row stands in an area with 3 other stones, several stone circles and cairns.
|Scotland||Isle of Lewis||Western Isles||NB 21286 33009|
|Lat 58.19751316 Long -6.74534555|
Map showing the location of Callanish, West stone row.
Simplified plan of stone alignments (black) leading towards the stone circle (red) at Callanish (Source:Google Earth).
|Type: Single||Length: 13m|
|No. of stones: 4||Size of stones: Only large|
|Orientation: 84°||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.
This stone row is of Type S2. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.
View from the north east.
View from the north.
View from east. The three near stones form part of the stone circle.
The stone row approaching the circle. View from north west.
View from above and north east.
View from the south east.
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.
VISITED:- 29th August 2014 and 7th August 2017
FIRST PUBLISHED:- 13th February 2016
LAST UPDATED:- 15th March 2019