Callanish

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Callanish
Scottish Gaelic: Calanais
View to Callanish village from Callanish Stones in summer 2012 (3).JPG
A view to Callanish village from the Callanish Stones in summer 2012
Callanish is located in Outer Hebrides
Callanish
Callanish
 Callanish shown within the Outer Hebrides
Language Scottish Gaelic
English
OS grid reference NB212333
Civil parish Uig
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Lieutenancy area Western Isles
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF LEWIS
Postcode district HS2
Dialling code 01851
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Scottish Parliament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 58°12′04″N 6°44′42″W / 58.201°N 6.745°W / 58.201; -6.745

Callanish (Scottish Gaelic: Calanais) is a village (township) on the west side of the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides (Western Isles), Scotland. Callanish is within the parish of Uig.[1] A linear settlement with a jetty, it is on a headland jutting into Loch Roag, a sea loch 13 miles west of Stornoway. Callanish is situated alongside the A858, between Breasclete and Garynahine.[2]

The Callanish Stones, a cross-shaped setting of standing stones erected around 3000 BC, are one of the most spectacular megalithic monuments in Scotland. A modern visitor centre which provides information about the main circle and other lesser monuments nearby.

Callanish Standing stones, Outer Hebrides

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Details of Callanish". Scottish Places. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "A858". Sabre. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 

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