The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian


Burrow Head

Promontory Fort

Nearest Town:Whithorn (7km NNW)
OS Ref (GB):   NX45533415 / Sheet: 83
Latitude:54° 40' 42.68" N
Longitude:   4° 23' 46.06" W

Added by drewbhoy

Discussion Topics0 discussions
Start a topic

Show map   (inline Google Map)


Add folklore Add folklore
The sun was setting on a fine summer's evening and the peasantry were returning from labour, when, on the side of a green hill, appeared a procession of thousands of apparently little boys, habited in mantles of green, freckled with light. One, taller than the rest, ran before them, and seemed to enter the hill, and again appeared at its summit. This was repeated three times, and all vanished. The peasantry, who beheld it, called, 'The Fareweel o' the Fairies to the Burrow Hill'.

Remains Of Nithsdale and Galloway Song (1810) by R. H. Cromek
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
14th March 2024ce
Edited 14th March 2024ce