Join us on our long running and ever popular guided walks to the Trimontium Fort site.
NEW FOR 2023: Always wanted to do a Fort Walk but don’t have 3.5 hours? You can now meet our Trimontium Walk at Newstead for a shorter 1.5 hour walk of the historic Roman Fort site.
Find out what life was like at the fort – for those who lived and worked there. Your guide will share what clues have been found to tell us about life at the fort through the fascinating discoveries made during various archaeological digs over the last century. Throughout, you will be surrounded by the stunning, Scottish Borders landscape, views of the River Tweed and iconic Eildon Hills.
Full Trimontium Walk: Duration 3.5 hours
Meeting at the Trimontium Museum in the heart of Melrose, your guide will take you on a leisurely walk past the historic Melrose Abbey and the ancient village of Newstead, sharing gems of local history and connections to the Trimontium Fort site.
At the end of the walk, your guide can escort you back to Melrose if you wish, returning around 5pm
Short Trimontium Walk: Duration 1.5 hours
Meeting at the top of Newstead village, just off the A6091 and beside the bus stop, walkers who wish to do the shorter, circular walk of the fort site, can join the walk guide at 3pm. Focussing on the history and archaeology of the Roman Fort Site, this is a circular route, ending back at Newstead Village.
For both the full walk and short walk, we suggest you bring a drink, wear sturdy footwear suitable for paths and fields, and dress for the changeable Borders weather! Dogs are welcome on the walk, just make sure you have water for them, especially on warm days.
For the short walk, parking is available on the verge of the gated road, opposite the meeting point. Please do not park in any area reserved for residents. Public transport can also be used to reach the short walk start point. For up-to-date bus information, please go to https://www.bordersbuses.co.uk.
If you don’t feel able to join the walk, you can drive to Newstead or the Leaderfoot Viewpoint and walk a fairly easy route through the main part of the fort site, using our information boards to guide you. Maps can be obtained from the Trimontium Museum, Market Square, Melrose (open daily 10am-4.30pm.)
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Drop-ins are accepted on the day if space is available, although short walk participants must inform the museum if they plan to join in Newstead so we can inform the walk guide.Book Now Back to Events