CALLANISH ALPACAS is a family run alpaca visitor centre located directly on the Hebridean Way in sight of Callanish Stones on the Isle of Lewis. There is a gift shop selling alpaca merchandise, hot/cold drinks and snacks on site.
CALLANISH ALPACAS (www.facebook.com/callanishalpacas) remains open for drop-in visits/informal tours (no booking required) to see the animals, although we won’t for now be offering booked feeding slots for practical and safety reasons.
Opening hours are currently 11am - 2pm Wednesday to Friday and 11am - 5pm Saturday and Sunday.
We have 6 adult female alpacas (Caskie, Bella, Carla, Petra, Martina and Pandora) and for the first time 4 baby alpacas (cria) were born this year between the end of April and the end of May! They are called Alice, Aurelia, Archie and Amy.
At present count we also have 32 unusual looking chickens (Silkies, Pekins, Silver Laced Wyandottes, Polish Crested, a lemon millefleur booted bantam Sablepoot and Seramas…the world’s smallest breed of chicken!), a peacock and a peahen (Topaz and Lazuli), 7 rare breed four-horned Hebridean sheep (Dafydd, Dai, Delilah, Dwt, Dewi, Raleigh and their impressive father Leo) together with Dwt’s little black lamb Venetia, Dougal "the tour guide" sheep (who thinks that he’s anything other than a sheep), 28 Indian runner ducks (some with pom-poms on their heads), 9 Call ducks, 10 Mandarin ducks, 2 Carolina ducks, 2 Khaki Campbell crosses and 9 rescued wild ducks including Ora and Gwyn who are very rare white mallards! All 100+ animals have names!
Please note that the whereabouts of the animals is weather-dependent.
There is no charge but a voluntary donation towards the cost of keeping the alpacas and other animals is welcomed.
There is a gift shop selling alpaca merchandise, hot/cold drinks and snacks on site.
We are located at 20 Callanish on the A858 100 yards past the main Callanish Stones turn-off coming from the Stornoway direction.
Hope to see you soon!