Eildon Hill North is a magical Bronze Age landmark, meant to be admired, a 'city in the sky' for the festivals of the Votadini of the area, who gathered there from their little hillside roundhouse groups. See the 'dimple' on the top where were many of the 297 roundhouse platforms; the rings of 'defences'; (and the Mid Eildon hoard of bronze votive axes in the Exhibition). When the Romans arrived this activity had long ceased. Their signal station is on the Western tip.
All we see, looking East, is a Roman landscape. In front is the West Annexe of the fort, stretching to the line of trees; behind them, in the next field, lies the greater part of the fort. Then come the East and North Annexes, the amphitheatre, Dere Street, and the Roman bridge at Leaderfoot. To the right, extending from the double line of hedges, across the bypass and up to the top of the ridge is the enormous South Annexe, with two parallel roads coming downhill; many strip buildings between; a market place; and an 'industrial estate'.
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