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Outlander fans find the real ‘Craigh Na Dun’ in Inverness
Its distinguishing feature is the large cleft stone, through which a time traveler may pass. As with most stone circles , the hill of Craigh na Dun conceals more than it illuminates. Those with the particular ability to hear the stones have stumbled upon it accidentally, sought out its passageway, and almost universally come to fear and dread the mysterious gateway that the cleft stone marks. While there, Claire takes an interest in botany, and a local gentleman named Mr. Crook gives her a tour of the plant life in Inverness. He also shows her a standing stone circle on a hill called Craigh na Dun, and when Claire mentions it to Frank, he is immediately excited; the Reverend Wakefield had mentioned to him that a group of local druids still observes rituals on the old Celtic feast days, and so in the predawn light of Beltane ,  Frank and Claire watch the women dance while the Reverend's housekeeper, Mrs. Graham , calls out a chant in a strange language.
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The Callanish Stones or "Callanish I", Clachan Chalanais or Tursachan Chalanais in Scottish Gaelic are an arrangement of standing stones placed in a cruciform pattern with a central stone circle. They were erected in the late Neolithic era, and were a focus for ritual activity during the Bronze Age. Numerous other ritual sites lie within a few kilometres. The Callanish Stones consist of a stone circle of thirteen stones with a monolith near the middle. Five rows of standing stones connect to this circle. Two long rows of stones running almost parallel to each other from the stone circle to the north-northeast form a kind of avenue. In addition, there are shorter rows of stones to the west-southwest, south and east-northeast.