Clach an Trushal is the tallest standing stone (Menhir) in Scotland at 5,8 metres tall. Like many standing stones, it has been said that it marks the site of a great battle, the last one fought between the feuding clans of the Macaulays and Morrisons - however it is actually the solitary upright stone remaining from a stone circle built about 5,000 years ago. It occupied a place within the circle, although its placement was not central. The second last standing stone was removed in 1914, and used as a lintel.

From the base the stone circle at Steinacleit is clearly visible to the north east. The Callanish standing stones are 20 miles to the south west.



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Founded: 3000 BC
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in United Kingdom

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Ed Carter (12 months ago)
We visited on 25th May late afternoon. This stone is amazing well worth a trip. We were further amazed to hear the Corncrake nearby. We visited North Uist last year & didn't think they came to Lewis.
Heather Lawrence (12 months ago)
The largest standing stone in Scotland is a sight to see, situated beside a house and overlooking the sea. Narrow access road, it is worth coming off the main road to see this imposing stone!
Amy Mikolajczyk (2 years ago)
Impressive, similar to Stenness Stones in size.
Beth Edberg (2 years ago)
Well worth a visit to see and stand by one of Europe’s tallest standing stones. Parking space within 30 meters.
Dave McKay (2 years ago)
Last standing stone of a great stone circle, and Scotland's tallest standing stone, there's no excuse not to see this stone as it is so close to a main road. Atmospheric and well worth a visit.
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