United Kingdom Callanish Standing Stones

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Michael Dutson

About This Spot

The Callanish Stones (or "Callanish 1", Clachan Chalanais or Tursachan Chalanais in Scottish Gaelic) is an arrangement of standing stones placed in a cruciform pattern with a central stone circle. They were erected in the late Neolithic era, and were a focus for ritual activity during the Bronze Age. They are near the village of Callanish (Gaelic: Calanais) on the west coast of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

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