Callanish

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Coordinates: 58°12′N 6°44′W / 58.20°N 6.74°W / 58.20; -6.74

Callanish
Scottish Gaelic: Calanais
Callanish is located in Outer Hebrides
Callanish
Callanish
 Callanish shown within the Outer Hebrides
OS grid reference NB 215 332
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
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Callanish (Scottish Gaelic: Calanais) is a village (township) on the West Side of the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides (Western Isles), Scotland. A linear settlement with a jetty, it is situated on a headland jutting into Loch Roag, a sea loch. It lies 13 miles west of Stornoway.

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

Callanish Standing stones, Outer Hebrides

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it erected from the ground in 3000bc