Saints and Stones: Torhouse

Known as the Standing Stones of Torhouse and also as Torhousekie, this stone circle is over 60 feet in diameter and contains nineteen granite boulders with three stones placed in a line in the middle.

The three boulders on the interior of the circle (an unusual feature in stone circles) comprise one comparatively small stone in the centre flanked by two greater stones.

According to legend, the center stones are the site of King Galdus's Tomb. Galdus, a mythical Scottish king, is believed to have fought off the Romans in the first century A.D.

About Torhouse

Megalithic Portal: Torhousekie
Stone Pages: Torhousekie
Modern Antiquarian: Torhousekie Stone Circle
Wikipedia: Standing Stones of Torhouse
Wikipedia: Stone Circle

Journey to Torhouse

The Torhouse Stone Circle is located on the B733 off the A714 west of the town of Wigtown in Dumfries and Galloway in southwest Scotland.

Ordnance Survey Map (NX38255649)

Visitors Information

Visitors information for the Torhouse Stone Circle may be found at the Historic Scotland website. General tourist information for the area may be found on the Dumfries and Galloway Tourist Board website.

Additional Photos of Torhouse

Road Sign for Torhouse Stone Circle
Descriptive Sign at Torhouse Stone Circle
Torhouse Stone Circle
Torhouse Stone Circle
Close-Up of Torhouse Stones

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