Nearest town: Stornoway
Nearest village: Callanish
Map reference: NB 222326
stones are still upright
At Loch Roag or Cnoc Ceann
à Gharaidh, Callanish II -two fallen stones and five uprights- form an ellipse
around a ruined cairn. In October, the sun, viewed from beside the monolith
in the main circle, is seen to rise directly behind Callanish II. Many such
alignments may be accidental, but the builders of this complex do seem to
be aware of and interested in the movements of sun and moon.
Near this circle
are Calanais (Callanish I), Cnoc
Filibhir Bheag (Callanish III) and Ceann
Hulavig (Callanish IV).