Calanais Visitor Centre

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

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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 main aim for the Visitor Centre 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.

The centre has a dedicated area where the 'Story of the Sones' is told, costing £4 (concessions available) you can experience the history and mystery of the Calanais Stone Circle.

There are two other standing stone sites which are well worth a visit, they are smaller but equally as interesting as Calanais, they are simply called Calanais 2 and 3.

Local artists and artisans supply the gift shop with hand crafted, small batch paintings and a wide variety of products to help you remember your visit to the Calanais Stone Circle.  

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£4.00 per booking
Concession£3.50 per booking
Kids 12-17yrs£2.50 per booking
Under 12Free

Experience the history and mystery of the Calanais Standing Stones in our 'Story of the Sones' exibition, Tickets for adults cost £4, concession £3.50, children aged between 12-17 £2.50 and under 12s go free.



  • Breakfast Available
  • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
  • Dairy Free
  • Dinner Available
  • Gluten Free
  • Lunch Available
  • Shop
  • Tea & Coffee Available
  • Vegan Meals Available
  • Vegetarian


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

Dietary Options

  • Nut Free Meals


  • Public Toilet Facilities

Leisure Facilities

  • Gift Shop


  • Island Location
  • Rural Location
  • Village Location

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  • Other AwardsOuter Hebrides Tourism Member - Book Now Outer Hebrides Tourism Member - Book Now 2020

Opening Times

Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm. (3 Oct 2023 - 22 Dec 2023)

* Please note the centre is closed on Sundays

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