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Torhouse Stones
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Dumfries and Galloway
54°52′38.9″N, 4°31′21.5″ W
NX3817256558
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Torhouse Stones are a standing stone circle, located three miles west of Wigtown in Dumfries and Galloway.

The circle has a diameter of about 22 metres and consists of nineteen granite boulders set on a slightly raised platform. Three upright stones stand in a line near the centre of the circle and are aligned northeast to southwest.

Two stones stand 40 metres to the south-southeast of the stone circle, one large and the other small, and there is a stone row of three stones 130 metres to the east. There are also surviving remains of several burial cairns, with some long removed to build field dykes.

The stone circle has not yet been excavated and is thought to date to the Neolithic or the Bronze Age. The Torhouse Stones are in the care of Historic Environment Scotland and a scheduled monument.