Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre


The Ormiston, Market Square, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 9PN

    Located in the heart of Melrose and within three minutes walk of the abbey, this small visitor-friendly centre is an accredited museum full of surprises.

    Have you ever seen two Borders hoards of Roman silver denarii displayed side by side?

    ‘Trimontium’ – the place of the Three Hills (North, Mid and West Eildon, above the town – is the title of the huge Roman complex at the stonemasons’ village of Newstead, one mile East, with fort, annexes, and  amphitheatre, guarding the crossing of the river Tweed, the Roman capital of S Scotland.

    capital of S Scotland. 

    How to explore it and its story? 

    Visit the Centre and admire the artefacts (and the hoards). Join the guided Walk from the Centre through mediaeval Melrose to the site every Thursday afternoon from April to October, have your questions answered and your tea in the Village Hall before returning to Melrose to think again about the aerial photos, the designs on the soldiers’ ringstones, the restored face of the man found down the well and the many traces of the legionaries and auxiliaries in their centuries here.  (There is even a chance to join the Legion, if you’d like to ask).


    Walks – Thursdays, April to end October, 13.30 from Centre, return by 17.30; small charge July/August same Walk repeated on Tuesday afternoons; July/August Walk round site only on Sunday afternoons (no tea). Dogs welcome.  Full Details available. closed on Sundays



    3 Visitor Attraction
    Assisted wheelchair access
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre in the heart of Melrose
    Opening times
    2015 1 Jan 2015 – 31 Dec 2015
    31 March to 31 October open daily
    1 Nov to 31 March open on request by e mail
    to or tel 01896 822651


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking
    • German Speaking


    • ASVA Member
    • Level Access
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Berwick Station. Left from car park, left again till you join the A1, again going left, take the B6461 on the right, to Paxton and Swinton continuing left on the B6461 you meet a staggered junction on the A697 and go left, then right. To stay on B6464 to Ednam, just past the school take the minor road on right to Stichill, left then right to crossroads on B6397, straight over on the B6404 to St Boswells, right on A68 to roundabout. Left for Melrose and via narrow East port into Melrose Market Square. Straight on and park opposite the Rugby ground.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Edinburgh International Airport. Go left on the A8 large roundabout, make for bypass signposted for Jedburgh and the A68 at Sheriffhall roundabout. Take lane for the A68 and proceed for 30 miles, through Dalkeith, Lauder and Earlston to cross the River Tweed at Leaderfoot east of huge victorian railway viaduct. At roundabout go right on Melrose bypass to turn off right into Melrose and, after narrow entry to East Port. Park in square, if possible; if not, straight on and park opposite the Rugby ground

    Getting there by ferry:- From Hull. A63 and the M62 to junction 33 on the A1. Go north on the A1 (M) and A1 till it meets the A68 at junction 58. Proceed on the A68 to the roundabout after Newtown St Boswells. Left along Melrose by pass to enter Melrose on the right.

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