Saints and Stones: Callanish II (Cnoc Ceann a'Ghàrraidh)

The Callanish II Stone Circle, known in Gaelic as Cnoc Ceann a'Ghàrraidh, is one of many megalithic structures close to the main Callanish Stones on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis.

Originally possessing 10 stones with an 11th outside the circle, today only five remain upright while two others no longer are upright. The remaining stones form an ellipse that is roughly 60-70 feet in diameter. The tallest stone is approximately 11-1/2 feet in height. A ruined cairn, 28 feet in diameter, lies east of the ring center.

About Callanish II

Megalithic Portal: Calanish II
Ancient Scotland: Calanais II
Stone Pages: Callanish II
Wikipedia: Callanish II
Wikipedia: Stone Circle

Journey to Callanish II

Callanish II on the Isle of Lewis in the Western Isles of Scotland is located off of the A858 not far from the main Callanish Stones, which are viewable from this site. After exiting the main Callanish parking lot, return to the A858 and take the first right turn and follow the road to the end. After viewing Callanish II, it is possible to walk to Callanish III to the east.

Streetmap UK (NGR NB222326)

Visitors Information

Visitors information may be found at the Calanais Visitor Centre website. General tourist information for the Isle of Lewis may be found on the Visit Hebrides website.

Additional Photos of Callanish II

Descriptive Sign for Walk to Callanish II
The Five Remaining Upright Stones of Callanish II
Three of the Five Remaining Stones
Close-Up of Single Stone
Close-Up of Single Stone
One of Two Downed Stones
Three of the Five Remaining Stones

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