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Ancient history and mysticism beckon at Calanais Standing Stones, a late Neolithic stone ring. Appreciate this rare opportunity to connect with our remote ancestors and revel in the dramatic backdrop of the brown hills of Great Bernera and Loch Roag’s blue-gray waters. Excavations have revealed that the ring was set up between 2900 and 2600 BCE, and its layout is believed to have an association with astronomical events. Local tradition attributes the stones to giants who lived on the island; refusing to be converted to Christianity by Saint Kieran, they were supposedly turned into stone as punishment. Visit the Calanais Centre for more insights into the stones and their significance. Plan your Calanais Standing Stones visit and explore what else you can see and do in Breasclete using our Breasclete travel route builder website.
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Calanais Standing Stones Reviews
An amazing place to visit and absolutely worth a trip. You can stand next to the stones and touch them, such a treat! more »
We were there on a very rainy and cold day in June, but that didn't stop us from exploring these wonderful stones!! These stones are the main reason we decided to visit Isle of Lewis!! The... more »
Very interesting place. Wet and misty when I was there so not great views, though very atmospheric. Each stone seems to have its own personality - beautiful to look at and touch. Fascinating exhibit on the area and the stones (at a charge) and a lovely cafe.
Good site, a bit wet but if you're careful damage minimal. Excellent images to be had at dawn... lost most of mine due to SD card fail. Hope you have better luck. Well worth a visit.
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