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Calanais Visitor Centre

Calanais, HS2 9DY, Scotland
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The “Stonehenge” of Scotland

We visited the Calanais Stones during a group tour. The “stones” were very interesting. One can... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
James K
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Virginia
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Great place to take in the history

We arrived on a very windy day, but the sun was out and a couple of coaches were already here. It's... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
nairn62
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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“standing stones” (15 reviews)
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Calanais, HS2 9DY, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Calanais Stones during a group tour. The “stones” were very interesting. One can ponder the history of the stones, how they got there, and when. It was peaceful to explore the grounds. They have a gift shop with snacks a short walking...More

Thank James K
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

We arrived on a very windy day, but the sun was out and a couple of coaches were already here. It's difficult to appreciate the splendour of the stones with so may people around, so we waited until the coaches departed. I managed to get...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

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

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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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