Region : Dumfries & Galloway Home
District : Annandale & Eskdale Map
Town or village : Eskdalemuir List
Grid Reference : NY 253 961 Glossary
Period :   Prehistory Bibliography
Girdle Stanes

Girdle Stanes image

This prehistoric stone circle is situated on the east bank of the River White Esk (Dumfries and Galloway). It is 36.5m in diameter and its tallest stone is 1.7m high.
The western part of the ring has been cancelled by the river and 26 stones survive out of a probable 40-45. Some are still erect others are prostrate.
Two fallen stones lie about 120m to the north. Maybe they were part of an avenue leading to the Loupin' Stanes stone circle about 600m away.