The site of the ancient Ryurik hillfort (settlement) is opposite St. Yuri`s Monastery across the Volkhov. It is just there that the first residence of the first Russian prince Ryurik of newborn Russian state was located. Undoubtedly, the site has a big historical value but you must admit that there remained almost nothing of the place, and you can easily combine visiting the site with a trip to the Church of Our Savior at Nereditsa. If you travel in a car, you can go there through the village Sholokhovo.

The place is amid water meadows. During spring floods the hill, where the Site of the Ancient Settlement of Ryurik is located, becomes an island. That’s why the capital was moved to the «New City», i.е. Novgorod, located higher up the river Volkhov.