Eildon Hill North
Things to do in Melrose Scottish Borders
Archaeological-Sites in Scotland
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.
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:
During daylight hours.
Appropriate clothing and footwear essential as parts are muddy and the weather changeable.
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Places to stay nearby:
Local towns and villages:
Newtown St Boswells