Calanais Standing Stones, Outer Hebrides



The Calanais (or Callenish) Standing Stones is a magnificent site of several ancient stones erected nearly 5,000 years ago on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis. Reach the Stones in just 30 minutes, driving from Stornoway.

A well-known prehistoric site, the Callanais Stones have a mystical aura about them which never fails to captivate visitors. The main monument is a circle of tall stones placed in the middle of a cross-shaped setting of stones. Right at its heart is a massive monolith nearly 5m high! You’ll also find other smaller stones radiating out from the circle and a chambered tomb.

The Stones are free to enter and are open all year round, with the Calanais Visitor Centre offering detailed information on the site and also has a gift shop and café.


Our 7 day weather forecast for Isle of Lewis in Outer Hebrides

Expect a temp in the range 11℃ to 13.1℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (NNW)
Thursday, Jul 29
Expect a temp in the range 11.8℃ to 11.9℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (N)
Friday, Jul 30
Expect a temp in the range 11.4℃ to 12.4℃ with wind speed 1.1 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Jul 31
Expect a temp in the range 10.5℃ to 11.1℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (N)
Sunday, Aug 01
Expect a temp in the range 9.7℃ to 10.4℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (N)
Monday, Aug 02
Expect a temp in the range 9.2℃ to 10.7℃ with wind speed 0.9 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Aug 03
Expect a temp in the range 12.1℃ to 12.7℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (S)

Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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