Did you know that Scotland has more identified Roman camps than any other European country? This reflects Rome’s repeated attempts to stamp its rule without the success achieved elsewhere. A recent survey of Roman remains will boost the total of officially recognised sites and give them greater legal protection. Traces of at least 225 Roman military camps can be found in the Scottish countryside from the Borders to Aberdeenshire. This compares to 150 in England.
The Romans waged at least three large military campaigns in Scotland from the late 1st to early 3rd centuries AD. The Antonine Wall, the north-west frontier of the Roman Empire, was named a World Heritage site in 2009. Built in 140 AD on the instruction of Emperor Antoninus Pius, the wall runs from the river Forth to the river Clyde.
If you wish accommodation in Scotland and are looking for good access to the Antonine Wall areas close to Edinburgh and Glasgow, then there is this Castle Apartment. It sleeps 2 adults and 2 children and in summer 2010 for one week costs £655. Visit Scotland and see what the Romans did for Scotland.