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 and Craft Shop are on site (www.mollans.com)
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 - 5pm Wednesday to Sunday.
We have 6 female alpacas (Caskie, Bella, Carla, Petra, Martina and Pandora) and for the first time are expecting baby alpacas (cria) this year between mid-April and early June!
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 four-horned Hebridean sheep (Dafydd, Dai, Delilah, Dwt, Dewi, Raleigh and their impressive father Leo), Dougal "the tour guide" sheep (who thinks that he’s anything other than a sheep), 3 smiling goats (Ghia, Peanut and Honey), 23 Indian runner ducks (some with pom-poms on their heads), 10 Call ducks, 10 Mandarin ducks, 2 Carolina ducks, 2 Khaki Campbell crosses and 8 rescued wild ducks including Ora, a very rare white mallard!
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 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. There is also a gift shop selling local crafts and alpaca merchandise. For further details and opening hours www.mollans.com
Hope to see you soon!