Drumtroddan Cup and Ring Stones

Drumtroddan Cup & Ring Stones

Drumtroddan Cup and Ring Stones are part of tradtion of pre-historic rock carvings that can be found in the Celtic lands of north-west Europe. Their purpose and function are a mystery and they can range in dates from 3,500 BC to 10,000 BC. There are two rocky outcrops within a short distance of each other and a third nearby on this site. The markings are predominantly spirals, cups and rings. They were clearly seen as important symbols as they must have taken a considerable amount of time and skill to carve. The area in which they stand is part of an important pre-historic landscape and these carving could well be linked to the Drumtroddan Standing Stones that  are 438 yards (400m) to the south-east.

This is a very important and interesting site to visit. It is in the field of a working farm and as with all such sites it is important to follow the country code, close all gates and do not disturb the farm animals. The site is signposted and east from Port William and off the B7085 road in Dumfries and Galloway (Dùn Phrìs is Gall-Ghaidhealaibh).

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