One of the joys of going back to places is revisiting favourite spots, like the standing stones in Callanish. This year, I only went to the biggest stone circle but also had the opportunity to visit the café and museum, which was closed the year before.
It is always very special to walk among the megaliths and imagine how life must have been thousands and thousands of years ago.
The Calanais Standing Stones are an extraordinary cross-shaped setting of stones erected 5,000 years ago. They predate England’s famous Stonehenge monument, and were an important place for ritual activity for at least 2,000 years. (Historic Enviroment)
We still don´t know why these stone circles around Callanish in the Isle of Lewis were built, but we assume it was for astronomical observation.