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Callanish IV, "Ceann Hulavig" - Isle of Lewis, Scotland
Stone Circle
National Grid Reference: NB 230 304

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How To Get There

From the main Callanish site exit the car park and head back to the A858. Turn right and continue along the main road for a mile or so. You'll see a right turn signed to Uig, the B8011. About a mile along this road you should be able to just see the stones up on top of the hills to your right.

Five large stones still stand on the perimeter of a circle sunk into the peat at the top of the hill. At the centre of the depression is a collection of small stones, the remains of a cairn. The peat was removed from the centre of the circle in 1858 to a depth of around two feet.

The most striking thing about these stones, next to their sheer size (for a relatively small circle in terms of diameter) is the incredible bearding of lichen and moss they have managed to accumulate.

Nearby Sites

Callanish
Callanish II
Callanish III
Dun Carloway
Achmore

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