A view to Callanish village from the Callanish Stones in summer 2012
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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. Callanish is within the parish of Uig. 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.
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 provides information about the main circle and other lesser monuments nearby.
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- Calanais Visitor Centre
- Breasclete Community Association (local area's website)
- Panoramas of the Callanish Standing Stones (QuickTime required)
- Canmore - Lewis, Callanish site record
- Canmore - Calanais, Calanais and Bhreascleit War Memorial site record
- Canmore - Lewis, Callanish, Tea Rooms site record
- Canmore - Lewis, Callanish, Pier site record
- A Statistical Analysis of Megalithic Sites in Britain : Alexander Thom
- Alexander Thom