Callanish Stones, Isle of Lewis

Picture of the Callanish Standing Stones, Lewis, Scotland

Callanish I, Isle of Lewis, Scotland

The Callanish Stones on Lewis (one of the main islands of the Outer Hebrides) were built between 2900 and 2600 BC.  The main stone circle is called Callanish I, and is one of many stone circles in the area.  As with Stonehenge, no one quite knows the purpose of the circle, but legend has it that the stones were giants who refused to be converted to Christianity, and were turned into stone as punishment.  Unlike Stonehenge, you can walk around and through the circle, and, while we never quite had the circle to ourselves, it was close.

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16 thoughts on “Callanish Stones, Isle of Lewis

  1. I admit I never heard of this place, but it looks fascinating. You also managed to keep the other tourists out of the photos as well getting a dramatic sky.

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