Old Melrose is a peninsula jutting into the Tweed below the cliffs of Scott’s View, some two miles from Trimontium.
A special place, because of its topography, from time immemorial it has experienced prehistoric, Roman and Mediaeval occupation, the last being an ‘abbey’ (a grouping of monks’ cells) where St Cuthbert entered the church. It was ‘put down’ by a Scottish king but a chapel remained on the site for centuries. The site became an estate in the 18th century.
An application has been made to HLF for an exploratory excavation in 2016.