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Eildon Hill North from Newstead, Scottish Borders
Eildon Hill North from Newstead

Eildon Hill North

Things to do in Melrose Scottish Borders
Archaeological-Sites in Scotland

Description:
The summit of Eildon North Hill is crowned by the largest hillfort in Scotland. Built in the 10th century BC, this fortified site contains platforms for nearly 300 huts and may have served as a focus for periodic gatherings by the scattered hill communities. When the Romans arrived in the Borders in the late 1st century AD, they built a watch tower on the summit of the hill and the shallow ditch which enclosed it can still be seen today.
St Cuthbert's Way crosses the Eildon Hills on its way from Melrose to Lindisfarne.

Ownership:
Open hillside and public footpaths.

Situation OS ref: NT 554328

How to get there:
By car: Close to the town of Melrose. Access by footpath from Melrose Square - south up Dingleton Road. Follow signs.
By public transport: Regular public transport to Melrose from other Border towns and Edinburgh.

Seasonal opening details:
All year

Opening Hours:
During daylight hours.

Attached attractions:

Additional Information
Appropriate clothing and footwear essential as parts are muddy and the weather changeable.

Web link: (where appropriate):
Eildon Walk

Places to stay nearby:
Melrose

Local towns and villages:
Bowden
Newtown St Boswells
Melrose

Eildon Hill North, Scotland