The Road to Newstead and Accessing the Site
If travelling from Melrose pass the West front of the Abbey and take the low road, the Annay Road, to Newstead, turning East through the flat fields of the Abbey lands, keeping the Tweed away to your left and leaving the Abbey on your right. When you reach the village of Newstead go right through it, past all the houses till you see a little green hut on your right - the bus shelter - and a lectern board about the Eildons. In front of you is an information shed about the site and a granite pillar, the Millennium Milestone. To continue towards the Fort's site turn left towards the houses and then right along a road closed, about a hundred yards ahead, by a double metal gate with red and white markings. The red marker on the map above is roughly at the centre of the Trimontium Roman Fort.
Proceed on foot past the gate. You are walking East, and the West annexe of the fort is over the hedge to your right. The West wall of the fort is also right across that field 30 yards in front of the line of the trees on the skyline, stretching across the field to the gate in the far hedge. As you turn the corner at the Tweed Tower platform on your left, and as the ground rises, you are walking on the remains of the fort's earth rampart. At the next corner, the North-West corner of the fort (three-quarters of which lies in the next field on the right), there stands the 1928 Memorial Stone, the only monument on the site to the Roman first and second century fort of Trimontium. The Trimontium Trust, founded in 1988 to promote interest in the Romano-Celtic complex, renovated and red-lettered the Stone (in accordance with Roman practice) in 1997.