Saturday, 1 August 2009
The Hebrides are scattered with stone circles in varying degrees of collapse - like this one in North Uist, where only a few stones remain. Even when the stones are falling over and covered in moss, I still think there's something magical about them.
Calanais (pronounced ca-la-nish) is on Harris & Lewis is the really big stone circle up in the Hebrides... I actually liked it more than Stonehenge, but then I've never managed to get to Stonehenge and it not be horribly overcrowded. There are three different circles on nearby hills but this is the main one:
The hillsides are also scattered with ancient cairns - we even went inside this one: