Calanais IV

Callanish, Western Isles
Stone Circle
Also known as Ceann Hulavig; Callanish IV;

A six-stone elliptical ring on a hilltop to the SSE of Calanais I across Loch Ceann Hulavig. It is an ellipse, about nine and a half by thirteen and a half metres. The remains of a small cairn (about two metres in diameter) stands within the circle. It is uncertain, but the original circle may have contained thirteen evenly-spaced stones.

Given the number of outstanding stone circles and historic sites in this area, you might be tempted to give this small and simple site a miss. In my opinion, that would be a mistake. It may be simple, but the location has a beauty all of its own; I think Calanais IV is a very special place.

See also: Calanais I, Calanais II, Calanais III and Calanais VIII.

Nearby Sites:

Calanais II

Stone Circle.

2km away.

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Calanais III

Stone Circle.

2km away.

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Calanais I

Stone Circle; Stone Rows; Cairn.

3km away.

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Calanais VIII

Standing Stones.

7km away.

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