Facilities at Calanais Visitor Centre in 2024

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

Type:Visitor Centres

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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.  After nearly thirty years of successful operation, the Centre is about to undergo a major redevelopment project, transforming it into a fit-for-purpose amenity for the local community and a 5-star visitor attraction. 

We are pleased to be able to offer some limited facilities for visitors while the works are on-going.  From the 25th of March through to Autumn 2024 we will be providing a food wagon offering light refreshments, a pop-up shop and toilets.  Plus, for a short time the 'Story of the Stones' will be open (£4, concessions available) where you can get an insight into the history and mystery of the Calanais Stone Circle.

During this time, the Calanais Standing Stones remain accessible from the visitor centre carpark and we hope you will still enjoy visiting one of the most significant megalithic complexes in Europe.  Please note that parking will be limitied.  We thank you for your understanding during the improvements.

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.



  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Kiosk/ Shop
  • Snack Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Available
  • Vegetarian


  • Children Welcome

Dietary Options

  • Nut Free Meals


  • Public Toilet Facilities

Leisure Facilities

  • Gift Shop


  • Island Location
  • Rural Location
  • Village Location

Payment Methods

  • Debit Card
  • Delta Card
  • Electron
  • Maestro Card
  • Mastercard
  • Solo Card
  • Switch Card
  • VISA Card


  • Coach Parking On-site
  • On Public Transport Route
  • Parking

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  • Other AwardsOuter Hebrides Tourism Member Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020

Opening Times

The Story of the Stones Exhibition (25 Mar 2024 - 31 May 2024)
Food wagon, pop-up shop and toilets (25 Mar 2024 - 28 Sept 2024)
Open Monday to Saturday 9am-5.00pm. (25 Mar 2024 - 28 Sept 2024)

* Please note that facilities at the Visitor Centre site are limited this year.
There are no facilities open on Sundays, though the Stones are still accessible from the Visitor Centre carpark.

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