Bramble Cottage, Dalry, Castle Douglas, Scotland, DG7 3UT, GB
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Drumtroddan Standing Stones

Dumfries and Galloway

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These three large stones (two standing at around ten feet tall, one fallen would be about nine feet tall) are aligned approximately northeast-southwest in an area thick with standing stones and cup-and-ring marks. These three stones, along with several cup-and-ring marked outcrops nearby, are in state care. The line of the stones points northeast to a point on the horizon near the midsummer sunrise. Looking in the opposite direction, to the southwest, the line points near to where the midwinter sun sets. The southwestern-most stone is of such a shape that from some angles it looks very precarious and might easily break in two. That is somewhat deceptive and the stone looks really quite substantial.