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Eildon Hills

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Address: Melrose TD6, Scotland
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Windy but worth it!

An enjoyable walk that can be undertaken if you have a reasonable level of fitness. The paths are well marked but can be very steep in places, and this, coupled with the loose... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An enjoyable walk that can be undertaken if you have a reasonable level of fitness. The paths are well marked but can be very steep in places, and this, coupled with the loose stone nature of the paths can make it a little hairy if you're not too steady on your feet. If you have them I'd recommend a good... More 

Thank Curious_traveller005
Melrose, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With 3 peaks and extensive woodland surrounding the base, the Eildon Hills can provide a good days wandering. There are so many trails and paths around the Eildons that you're spoiled for choice, and you can incorporate the Eildons into many of them. The views from the top across the Borders are wonderful, with the Leaderfoot Viaduct, Smailholm Tower, Rubers... More 

Thank JamesandKirsten
Darlington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fabulous walk over the three peaks. Breath-taking views. Well marked and part of St Cuthbert's way. Pause and look.

Thank alanandj0y
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

After climbing a long set of wooden steps (with a bench half-way), the first part of the walk can be extremely muddy and slippery in wet weather. It was absolutely hilarious trying to get a foothold as I headed uphill, like Scooby Doo attempting to scramble up a greasy slope - very It's a Knockout! Fortunately, there is a well-positioned... More 

Thank Annette J
London, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Pedestrian access is best by walking from Melrose. Once into hills there are a variety of paths (some very muddy) that allow you to climb these modest hills and see for miles around on a clear day. It was cold and windy on my most recent visit so ensure you have plenty of insulation and wet weather gear especially in... More 

Galashiels, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

i decided to make my first trip last weekend (january 2017) after we had had a couple of inches of snow. i started my walk from the town centre, travelling by foot up to the steps between the houses - i didn't realise there were over 100 steps!! when you have climbed the steps you still have a hell of... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Good climbing if you are not too experienced!! Not too steep or hard going. Fantastic views from the summit for miles across the Scottish Borders

Thank jackieallan2009
Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Whilst visiting Abbotsford don't miss a chance to view one of his favourite walks/views. All the views are wonderful but especially the one known as Scotts View which takes in the Hills, the River Tweed and the beautiful surrounding border country. This was the place were supposedly Scott's funeral procession paused on his final journey for him to take his... More 

Galashiels, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

This is one of my favourite places to walk, and we go regularly for a half day out with the dog. It is suitable for all ages, though not disabled friendly. Dogs are allowed, and once you get to the top of the hills the views are spectacular. If you have young children please ensure you watch what plants they... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Followed a route from the internet. Years ago we had visited with the children at a weekend when there was a target shoot in progress. Nothing to worry about on this occasion. We were able to climb all three hills and the going was fine until we had a very muddy and slippery descent. Excellent walk.

Thank MoRod_12

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