Historic Scotland

Opening times

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

For information on the Visitor Centre opening times and admission prices telephone +44 (0)1851 621 422

Check here for unexpected closures



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 a special 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.

The ground around the stones is covered in grass.


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