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Remains of an Iron Age hillfort and Covenanter's fortification on the summit of Duns Law, a low hill on the north side of the town.
Early Settlers |
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0.8km / 0.5 miles|
NT 7851 5467|
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A path from Castle Street leads to this hill, which according to local tradition, was the site of the first town of Duns. The hill is crowned by the defensive banks of an Iron Age settlement, inside of which are the foundations of a military earthwork or redoubt which was constructed during the First Bishops' War in 1638. A Scottish army under General Leslie occupied the hill, fortified it and reputedly raised the standard of the National Covenant on the Covenanter's Stone, which can still be seen.
Dent, J & McDonald R, 1998. Christian Heritage in the Borders.