Drumtroddan Standing Stones
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The three stones are set on what seems a deliberate north-east/south-west alignment. It is possible that the alignment was meant to mark the position of the midwinter sun and the rising sun at midsummer.
This angled stone is fascinating; it is thick most of the way along its length, but it tapers drastically near the base so that it seems remarkable that it does not snap off from its own weight!
The middle stone of the three has fallen to the ground. Records suggest that there was once a fourth stone, but there is no trace of this last stone now.
A short distance away across the fields - and also on the land of Drumtroddan Farm - are a grouping of cup and ring marked stones. These monuments are often considered as part of the same prehistoric landscape.
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About Drumtroddan Standing Stones
Address: Port William, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site - Standing Stones
Location: On the B7085. Signposted.
Website: Drumtroddan Standing Stones
Drumtroddan Standing Stones Photos
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Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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Whithorn Priory - 5.6 miles (Abbey)
Whithorn Museum - 5.6 miles (Museum)
Sorbie Tower - 5.6 miles (Castle)
Chapel Finian - 6 miles (Historic Church)
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