Walking in the footsteps of StCuthbert

Melrose Historical and Archaeological Association hosted a guided walk around Old Melrose for members of the Old Gala Club on Sunday.
Melrose Historical and Archaeological Association hosted a guided walk around Old Melrose for members of the Old Gala Club on Sunday.

Melrose Historical and Archaeological Association hosted a guided walk around Old Melrose for members of the Old Gala Club on Sunday.

Walking in brilliant sunshine, they enjoyed viewing the probable location of the 7th century AD Anglo-Saxon monastery, associated with St Cuthbert as the place where he began his monastic life, and the later medieval pilgrimage chapel built in his honour by the Archbishopric of Durham.

The association hopes to conduct an archaeological investigation of the monastic site at Old Melrose next year.

Members also visited the walled garden, 19th century summerhouse and Second World War bunker.