Isle of Lewis has many fine examples of stone circles, standing stones,
monoliths and ironage constructions. We have selected just a small sample
of the many available and put links onto pages that have been written by people
with expert knowledge. We have constructed a map which will give a rough
guide to their locations. We must emphasise that these locations are only
approximate and the detailed information should be gained from each linked page.
The most important series of stones is around the area of Callanish. At
Callanish there is a visitors' centre that provides detailed information.
The centre is open all summer, except for Sundays, however, the centre was only
opened for limited days during the winter. A check on opening hours
for the visitor's centre is required.
The stone site itself is always able to be visited. The Callanish centre has a cafe and also, there is an alternative Blackhouse
tearoom close to the northern edge of the site which is open during the summer
Callanish has three sets of
stone circles all within a few miles of each other (view map for approximate
Robert Pollock probably has the most comprehensive online resource for standing
stones of the west coast of Scotland. It is, therefore, to his website
called 'Stones of Wonder' that we most frequently link. We have also
linked to www.henge.org.uk for information about Callanish.