Callanish Stones (Isle of Lewis) Reviews
Newest Review: ... and a very large cross at that, measuring some 400ft in length by 150ft in width. But what is intriguing is that the stones were all erected in an era long before the advent of Christianity! Even its name in Scots Gaelic, (the main language of the Hebrides) “Tursachan” translates into “a place of pilgrimage”, suggesting their sacred heritage. There is even an old Lewis legend that the Stones were old giants turned into stone by God as they conspired to protect Lewis from the ‘strange new religion’ of Christianity. But if this is the case, they didn’t s... more
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by - written on 22/06/02, updated on 22/06/02 (Very useful, 160 readings)
~ ~ The Callanish Stones are located on the western coastline of the Isle of Lewis in Outer Hebrides of Scotland, and are often called the “Stonehenge of the North”. Many experts consider them to be the second most significant standing stone circle in the world, after Stonehenge itself, and it is a humbling thought that they have stood here in their remote location for some 4,000 to 5,000 years. It’s to my eternal discredit that despite the strong links I have with Lewis, (my late mother was born here) and despite having visited the Hebrides many, many times in my lifetime, it was only during our family holiday last year (2001) that I visited this ... Read the complete review
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