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Calanais Visitor Centre

Calanais, HS2 9DY, Scotland
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Great place!

The stones are so impressive! The visitors centre held relevant info and nice souvenirs. And good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kajsa B
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Sala, Sweden
Good place and friendly staff

The actual center has the usual Scottish gifts, but also some good books, jewelry. The cafe was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
haggibasher
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Ardrossan, United Kingdom
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“standing stones” (15 reviews)
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Calanais, HS2 9DY, Scotland
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"toilet facilities"
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"scones"
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"awe inspiring"
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"tea room"
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"soup"
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"great place to visit"
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"callanish stones"
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"car park"
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"cafe"
in 15 reviews
"information"
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"exhibition"
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"history"
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"site"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The stones are so impressive! The visitors centre held relevant info and nice souvenirs. And good food!

Thank Kajsa B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The actual center has the usual Scottish gifts, but also some good books, jewelry. The cafe was really busy but the staff remained friendly and helpful. The site can get busy if a couple of buses come in and would advise for both atmosphere and...More

Thank haggibasher
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly informative and with experienced and knowledgeable staff. A great centre with fascinating displays and a great array of reading material. Tasteful gift shop too..

Thank Martyn P
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Ordered cappuccino and received fantastic flat white coffee. Beautiful quiche, good service and reasonable prices. Thank you!

Thank TGCM
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

I need to get that brownie recipe - best I've tasted and I've sampled many:) Lovely place to be in after a visit to the Stones.Some good scones and home baking in general. Decent soup too. Saw a golden eagle cruising in the distance from...More

Thank Scotlandmac
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I visited this venue last week with friends. It is found fairly easy as the signposting is very good. The car park is easy to find, small but sufficient. The stones are really impressive and you can walk right up to and around them so...More

Thank Phil J
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Well preserved standing stones with information boards. Didn’t take the tour which is available from visitors centre.

Thank Sandra D
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

After photographing the Calanais stones, we visited the visitor centre cafe. It was good service, excellent food and the breakfast baps were cooked fresh for us. The toilets were clean and the shop was good. Overall, the staff were friendly and it was worth a...More

Thank Nigel-photography
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

This visitor centre puts the Calanais stones into perspective with a very full description of finding and excavating them.

Thank jon0269
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Visited to get information on the stones and surrounding area. Staff member helpfull and pleasant. We did not use the cafe attached to it, but it looked fine with the covered outside seating area a good option to use if you have the dog with...More

Thank charlie c
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tomjoad00
8 October 2017|
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Response from VHarv18 |
Hello tomjoad00 Delighted to hear you will soon be visiting us here in Calanais. Entry to the visitor centre and the magnificent stones themselves is completely free. We do charge admission for our Story of the Stones... More
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tomjoad00
8 October 2017|
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Response from Peter R | Reviewed this property |
Cafe and shop is free but there is a charge to go around the exhibition. The Stones themselves, however, are still free to go around.
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