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. Mollans Takeaway (www.mollans.com) is on site and open Friday - Sunday.
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 from September until March are 11am - 5pm Friday to Sunday.
We have 6 of our own female alpacas (Caskie, Bella, Carla, Petra, Martina and Pandora) and have recently returned 3 males that we borrowed in April (Archie, Samuel and Munro)…so next year expect baby alpacas (cria)!
At present count we also have 33 unusual looking chickens (Silkies, Pekins, Silver Laced Wyandottes, Polish Crested and a lemon millefleur booted bantam Sablepoot!), a peacock and a peahen (Topaz and Lazuli), 6 four-horned Hebridean sheep (Dafydd, Dai, Delilah, Dewi, Raleigh and their impressive father Leo), Dougal the sheep (who thinks that he’s anything other than a sheep), 3 smiling goats (Ghia, Peanut and Honey), 19 Indian runner ducks (some with pom-poms on their heads), 10 Call ducks, 6 Mandarin ducks, 2 Carolina ducks, 2 Khaki Campbell crosses, 4 rescued wild ducks from last year and 4 rescued wild ducklings from this year...having released the other 26 at last! All 98 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.
We are located at 20 Callanish on the A858 100 yards past the main Callanish Stones turn-off coming from the Stornoway direction.
Mollans Takeaway at Callanish Alpacas operates on a pre-order (or turn up and take your chance!) contactless basis. Rachel and Julie serve fish and chips (and much more), home baking, homemade ice cream and hot/cold drinks. All the food is homemade and cooked to order. Much of it is gluten-free including the batter. Opening hours are Friday/Saturday 12 - 7.30pm and Sunday 1 - 5pm but it gets extremely busy on Friday and Saturday from 4pm.
Hope to see you soon!