Callanish, Western Isles
Also known as Cnoc Ceann a
An eliptical setting (about twenty-one metres by ninteen metres) of five large stones just a few hundred metres from Calanais I. The tallest stone is nearly three and a half metres in height.
Originally this was a ring of ten stones with an eleventh outlier. A cairn, eight and a half metres in diameter, was built in the circle a little to the east of centre.
Post-hole evidence suggests that, before the stones were erected, there was a timber circle on this site; this would have been about ten metres in diameter.
See also: Calanais I, Calanais III, Calanais IV and Calanais VIII.
1/18 Calanais II with Calanais I on the distant skyline to the left of the stone.
5/18 Calanais II with Calanais I on the distant skyline to the left of the stone.
11/18 Calanais II from the west
12/18 Calanais II from the east
13/18 Calanais II with Calanais I silhouetted on the distant skyline.
14/18 Looking southwest.
15/18 Looking southeast.
16/18 The western stones.
17/18 Looking west.
18/18 The beautifully patterned northern stone.