The Standing Stones of Callanish, which are estimated to be about 5000 years old, are on the West side of the Isle of Lewis at (as the name not unsurprisingly suggests) the township of Callanish. They form one of the most outstanding stone circles in Britain ranking with Stonehenge and the Ring of Brodgar in Orkney. Despite the paucity of information on the Wikipedia entry for the Callanish Stones (some of which appears fanciful to me) a considerable amount of research has been undertaken and published including the book New Light on The Stones of Callanish (ISBN 0 9505998 4 0). They are a must see for every visitor to the Island and we were fortunate in having a sunny, if cold, day for our visit. Quite how impressed the children were I’m not sure but I’m sure that they will remember them – who could not?