Callanish

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Callanish
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
Location within the Outer Hebrides
LanguageScottish Gaelic
English
OS grid referenceNB212333
Civil parish
Council area
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CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townISLE OF LEWIS
Postcode districtHS2
Dialling code01851
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58°12′04″N 6°44′42″W / 58.201°N 6.745°W / 58.201; -6.745Coordinates: 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 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.

External links[edit]

A Statistical Analysis of Megalithic Sites in Britain : Alexander Thom