Today I am posting information on the famous Callanish standing stones located in the Outer Hebrides which comprise one of the best prehistoric sites in Britain.

The video and still images presented here focus on Callanish I which is just one of many stone circles erected on the once fertile sandy soils around Loch Roag and which are different in size, shape and architecture. Of the group Callanish I is the most dramatic.

Callanish I was probably built in several phases and evolved into a complex, with echoes of a Celtic cross. It comprises a diminutive stone circle, a central stone, an avenue, three rows and a chambered tomb.

In my view Lewis is worth visiting just to see Callanish alone but there are many other historical sites on the island to make visit worthwhile.

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