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Trimontium Fort Site Walks

We run a series of walks from April to October from our Museum in Melrose to the fort site of Trimontium, near Newstead.

The Trimontium fort site walks are guided by our experienced volunteers who will relate the history of Trimontium as well as other points of interest along the route. We offer a full Trimontium walk, as well as a shorter version for those with limited time.

The full Trimontium walk, starting at the Trimontium Museum in Melrose covers five miles of moderate terrain (paths and fields), passing by Melrose Abbey and the historic village of Newstead, before heading out to the Fort site, returning to Melrose at the end.

You can meet the shorter walk at Newstead, opposite the entrance to the Fort Site at the top of Newstead Village, at the bus stop. The short walk lasts 1.5 hours and ends back in Newstead.

Other Available Walks

We also run the Melrose town guided walk, which explores the local town via a series of waymarked points of interest. This walk takes approximately 2 hours and is via paths around the town. Booking only.

We support a series of guided walks, run by the Melrose Historical Society, to Old Melrose, which was a special place for the indigenous population, was known to the Romans and was also the site of a Celtic Abbey (a Monk’s cell).

All future available walks (& other events) are advertised on our events page

Our 2024 Walks Programme runs from April to October.

Trimontium App

In 2022 we launched our Trimontium Fort Site App, which allows you to explore the fort site from your mobile device, either at home or while you are walking at the site itself. You can download it from Google Store (Trimontium Roman Fort ) or Apple App Store (Via Trimontia)

Map of the walk route from Melrose to Newstead.
Image of the bus stop near to the Trimontium fort where you meet for the Trimontium short walk.
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