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Girdle Stanes

The Girdle Stanes is a stone circle near Eskdalemuir, Dumfries and Galloway.

The western portion of the circle has been washed away by the White Esk, leaving 26 of an original 40 to 45 stones in a crescent. Unlike the majority of such sites in Dumfriesshire, the Girdle Stanes forms a true circle rather than an oval.
When complete, its diameter would have been 39m.

A line of stones leads north to the Loupin Stanes; it is possible that this is the remains of an avenue linking the two circles.