Torhouse Stone Circle
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Beside the three aligned stones is a low heap of rubble that has been suggested as a burial cairn, though it may be equally plausible to suggest that it is simply a heap of stones dumped here from the surrounding farm fields.
Don't come expecting dramatic pillars of stone like Callanish or Stenness! The stones at Torhouse are short, rather lumpy, pieces of granite, ranging in size from just over 2' to about 4'9" in height. The circle was probably erected between 2000-15000 BCE as a religious ceremonial centre.
Historic Environment Scotland, who care for the site, note that the style of circle is unusual in this area of south west Scotland, having much more in common with the circles found in the north east, and in south eastern Ireland.
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About Torhouse Stone Circle
Address: Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: On the B733, 4 miles west of Wigtown. Well signposted from Wigtown. Roadside parking.
Website: Torhouse Stone Circle
Torhouse Stone Circle Photos
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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