Historic Scotland

Opening times

Open year-round.

 

Overview

Walk in the footsteps of Roman soldiers on the empire’s main road through the south of Scotland.

Dere Street Roman Road was built by occupying Romans in AD 79—81. It was reused during the time of the Antonine Wall, some 60 years later. It also found use in 1298, when King Edward I of England marched his forces north along Dere Street to the Battle of Falkirk.

In its complete state, the road started at Corbridge, beside Hadrian’s Wall in England, and wound its way up to Cramond on the Firth of Forth.