Calanais Visitor Centre Cafe

Callanish, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9DY

Type:Cafes & Tearooms

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Urras nan Tursachan (the Standing Stones Trust) set up the Calanais Visitor Centre, and it was first opened to the public 30 June 1995. The aim is to educate visitors on the story of the world famous Callanish Standing Stones. As one of the main attractions on the island, the Standing Stones attract an estimated 150,000 people a year.

We have created a place for visitors to come and relax, learn about our heritage, sit in the cafe with a speciality tea or coffee and relax while admiring the beautiful surrounding landscape. The cafe serves breakfast from 10am till 12.30pm, lunch from 12.30 till 2.30pm and afternoon teas from 2.30 till 5pm.The café also offers visitors a chance to sample some of our local delicacies, such as Stornoway black pudding, as well as plenty of home baking.





  • By Car - The village of Callanish is on the main Westside circular road, the A858, the stone site and visitor centre is visible from teh main road on a side road in Callanish vilage
  • By Cycle
  • By Walking
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Best for

  • Afternoon Tea
  • Breakfast
  • Group Dining
  • Kids & Families
  • Lunches - Varied menu available. From soups to daily specials. Example price, a butcher burger with chips is £9.99
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outstanding Views


  • Childrens Portions
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic Food
  • Outdoor dining area where smoking is not permitted
  • Outdoor dining area where smoking is permitted
  • Outside Catering Available
  • Reservations not taken
  • Takeaway food available
  • Vegan Meals Available
  • Vegetarian


  • Baby Changing Facilities Available
  • Children Welcome
  • Children's Menu Available
  • Highchair Available

Dietary Options

  • Dietary needs can be accomodated
  • Vegetarian Meals available


  • Public Toilet Facilities
  • Toilets


  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Picnic Area

Languages Spoken

  • Gaelic Speaking

Leisure Facilities

  • Gift Shop


  • Coastal Location
  • Rural Location
  • Village Location
  • Waterfront Location

Payment Methods

  • Cash
  • Debit Card
  • Delta Card
  • Mastercard
  • VISA Card

Special Requirements

  • Children Welcome
  • Coach Parties Welcome
  • Groups Welcome
  • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
  • School Groups Welcome
  • Senior Citizens
  • Single Travellers
  • Young People


  • Bike Storage Available
  • Coach Parking
  • Coach Parking On-site - Booking is essential. Book online at
  • Disabled Parking
  • Free Parking On-Site
  • On Public Transport Route
  • Paid Parking within easy distance
  • Parking
  • Public Parking Nearby

Typical Prices

  • Breakfast - Full 5 piece breakfast £8.25 Breakfast Rolls from £3.50
  • Lunch - Varied lunch menu available from soup to speciality dishes a burger is £9.95 Full range of teas and coffee's available, cream tea is £6.10

Map & Directions



  • Other AwardsGold Listing Gold Listing 2013
  • Other AwardsOuter Hebrides Tourism Member Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020
  • Other AwardsWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Opening Times


April 10th to June 3rd open Monday to Saturday 9am-4.30pm.

June 5th to September 30th, open Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm.

October 3rd to December 22nd, Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm.

*Please note the cafe and centre is closed on Sundays.

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