Double row leading towards the stone circle. View from south east.
A substantial double row (or avenue) measuring at least 84m long, including 19 large upright stones forming part of a ritual complex situated at the southern end of a flat-topped ridge. The row is orientated north to south and terminates at an impressive stone circle at its upper southern end. The row stands in an area with 3 other stone rows, several stone circles and cairns.
|Scotland||Isle of Lewis||Western Isles||NB 21300 33017|
|Lat 58.19767042 Long -6.745192637|
Map showing the location of Callanish, North stone row.
Simplified plan of stone alignments (black) leading towards the stone circle (red) at Callanish (Source:Google Earth).
|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|
|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 D11. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.
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.
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:- 31st December 2017