Callanish, North

Double row leading towards the stone circle. View from south east.

Location

Scotland Isle of Lewis Western Isles NB 21300 33017
Lat 58.19767042   Long -6.745192637

 

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

Characteristics

Type: Double Length: 84m
No. of stones: 19 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 10° Altitude: 25m
Upper end: Stone circle and cairn Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : 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 circle and double alignment. View from the south looking along the alignment.

View from the south west.

View from above and south west.

View from north west of the alignment leading upslope to the stone circle.

Looking southward along the rows towards the stone circle.

Looking northwards along the rows.

Looking north along the row.

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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