Torhouse Stone Circle is situated in
Galloway southwest Scotland, 23 miles east of
Stranraer, 57 miles southwest of
Dumfries, just off the B733 road, 3
miles west of Wigtown.
The stones are free to visit.
There is a car park next to the road by the
stones, as seen right.
Torhouse Stone Circle is situated in the
Bladnoch Valley, one of the best preserved
monuments in this area that was an important
site during prehistory.
The 19 stones are in a circle with a line of
three boulders in the centre. Records from 1684
state this is King Gauldus Tomb.
The stone circle has 19 granite stones about
2ft to 5ft high, arranged in a circle about
70ft in diameter. Three of the largest stones
in the centre, are in a northeast to southwest
There are another two stones 45 yards
south-southeast, and a row of three stones 135
yards to the east.
The area is known to have remains of several
burial cairns, with records showing stones from
some were used to build field dykes.
This stone circle is thought to date to the
Neolithic period or the Bronze Age. They are
now cared for by Historic Scotland.