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The main carpark is level and tarmac surfaced. There’s also a small gravel surfaced carpark next to the standing stones.

Approach to site

From the main carpark it’s about 25m to the visitor centre.

The approach from the visitor centre to the monument is a loose gravel track about 300m long.

Visitor centre

The shop is entered via a level paved courtyard with outdoor seating. There is wheelchair access.

The exhibition area, café and toilet are all on the same level and can be accessed from the shop.

There’s an audio-visual presentation available at the visitor centre.


There are three gates to the site. The gate on the main path from the visitor centre is a kissing gate. A local authority road runs close to the perimeter of the site and the tow remaining access points. 

The ground around the stones is covered in grass, peat and heather and can be uneven.

There is a section of the site close to the corn drying kiln that has undulations. 

The ground can be wet and it is recommended to wear appropriate footwear. 


There’s an adapted toilet in the shop area. The toilets are open 24 hours a day, all year round.


Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Calanais Standing Stones.

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.

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Calanais Standing Stones are free to visit and open year-round.

Please stay strictly to the paths on your visit.


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