Join us on our long running and ever popular guided walks to the Trimontium Fort site. All are welcome on this 3.5 hour guided walk from Abbey House gardens (Melrose) to Trimontium via the historic Newstead village. Guides will share the fascinating local history on route to the fort site, where the Roman shadows hidden within the landscape will be revealed.
Find out what life was like at the fort – for those who lived and worked there. Where were they from? What did they think of their new home in the Borderlands? And how did the local population react to these strange visitors inhabiting their land? 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. During the walk, you will be surrounded by the stunning, Scottish Borders landscape, views of the River Tweed and iconic Eildon Hills.
Your guide will walk you back to Melrose at the end of the tour.
As it is a 3.5 hour walk, we suggest you bring a drink, wear sturdy footwear suitable for paths and fields, and dress for the changeable Borders weather!
(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 Abbey House.)
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