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Eilean Leodhais

Stornoway (Steornabhagh) is the main town on the island and can be reached by ferry from Ullapool - a crossing of about 2 hours 40 minutes. From Stornoway the A857 heads north west then north east towards the tip of the island, Butt of Lewis (Rubha Robhanais). At the point the the A857 heads north east, the A858 circles round the island and returns to Stornoway. From there the A859 heads south west towards Harris.

At Calanais are a group of standing stones, in cruciform shape, which is 80m (270 ft) long. A circle of thirteen stones stand in the centre, with the central monolith 4m (13 ft) tall. The stones date to c.3000 BC, but it is believed they were used up till about 800 BC. There is also evidence that the site was ploughed before the stones were erected.

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