Drumtroddan Standing Stones, Monreith.
The standing stones at Drumtroddan Farm are situated on the crest of
a gently rolling hill not far from Monreith House, Port William, in
Dumfries & Galloway. There are three stones at this location
with two still standing, both reaching over 3.00m in height. The
third stone lies fallen between the two uprights. It is recorded
that four stones once stood here but no trace of the lost stone
has been found. It has been suggested that solstice alignments
may exist as the stones line up with the midsummer sunrise in
the northwest and the midwinter sunset in the south west.
From Port William in Dumfries & Galloway, take the B7085 east,
then the B7021 towards Whithorn. Continue past the Lodge house for
Monreith House. You will notice a gate on your left leading into a
field. The stone are located at the top of the hill.
Parking is very restricted in this area although there is space
for a single vehicle beside the track leading through Bruntland
Plantation. Alternatively, parking is available at Drumtroddan
farm, for a small fee.
I have been unable to locate any folklore connected with
this site but did notice on my visit that a few coins had been
places into a small slot in the side of the south west stone.
Obviously someone still regards the stones with reverence. I
would also have left an offering but had nothing with me to
The whole area around this site is littered with prehistoric
remains. Not far to the north lie some splendid cup and ring
marked rocks and there are standing stones at three separate
locations only a mile or so to the south.