Eildon Mid Hill

(Middle Eildon Hill)

The highest of the Eildon Hills in the Scottish Borders, Eildon Mid Hill (or sometimes Middle Eildon Hill) rises to 422m (1385 feet) between Eildon Wester Hill and Eildon Hill North, 1¼ miles (2 km) south of Melrose. The summit is marked by a grey granite pillar bearing a view indicator erected in 1927. This serves as a memorial to author Sir Walter Scott (1771- 1832) who often brought his guests here to appreciate the view, including the American author Washington Irving (1783 - 1859). The indicator was the work of noted surveyor John Mathieson (1855 - 1945) and the cost of £140 was raised by public subscription. St. Cuthbert's Way runs between this summit and Eildon Hill North.

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