Things to do in Duns Scottish Borders
Archaeological-Sites in Scotland
Description: Looking over the present town of Duns, a path leads from Castle Street to the top of this hill, site of the first town. The hill is crowned by the defensive banks of an Iron Age settlement, inside which is a military fieldwork which was constructed in 1638, during the first Bishop's War.
A Scottish army under General Leslie occupied the hill, fortified it and reputedly raised the standard of the National Covenant on the Covenanters' Stone which can still be seen.
Ownership: Public access.
Situation – OS ref: NT 785546
How to get there:
By car: Park in Castle Street Duns and walk north along the signposted path.
By public transport: Regular public transport to Duns from Kelso and Berwick upon Tweed and thence to other towns.
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