The Callanish III stone circle is one of many megalithic structures around the better-known (and larger) Callanis Stones (I) on the west coast of the isle of Lewis. The stone circle consists of two concentric ellipses. The outer ring measures about 13.7 by 13.1 metres. It contains 13 stones, of which eight are still standing and five have fallen. The inner ring is a pronounced oval measuring 10.5 by 6.6 metres. Only four stones remain in the inner circle, the tallest of which measures 2.1 metres. There is no sign of a central mound or cairn.

It is just a few hundred metres from the Callanish II stone circle.



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Founded: 3000-2500 BC
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in United Kingdom

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Rupert Brun (2 years ago)
I'm not a big fan of standing stones but if visiting the island you have to go. They show am interesting variety of patterns but I don't personally feel any atmosphere or connection with the ancient past through them, as some do. The nearby cafe is excellent.
Jo Smart (2 years ago)
Such a fabulous place. I could stay there all day and it would still feel like a fleeting visit. Only been once but will definitely go back to do the three sites and just marvel at the wisdom and skill of the ancients.
Andy Clark (3 years ago)
Awesome sight, lovely views and feelings
kim kidd (3 years ago)
Inspiring place, I was a bit anxious while there didn't get the calmness I was told I would get. I think there is just do much history in this place I was in awe
Ann Robertson (3 years ago)
Fabulous views of the stones and surrounding scenery but attacked by midges when the breeze dropped!
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