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Today, starting from our lodgings in Birnam and benefiting from hot, sunny weather, we visited a wide range of sites comprising rare ospreys at a wildlife reserve, 9th century AD carved stone cross, a 15th century AD packhorse bridge, Ardoch Roman Fort, and Stirling Castle.

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Roman Baths at Bath, England

Tonight, I am posting information on the Roman Baths at Bath, S.W. England.

The Romans occupied most of mainland U.K. from around AD 43 to AD 410 from which period we have a massive physical legacy of roads, ruins, settlements, inscriptions, coins, amphitheatres and cities plus military sites such as Hadrian’s Wall and the Antonine Wall.

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Roman Officer’s tombstone, Elson Church, England

This evening, I am indulging in my passion for the Roman period (in Britain).

Recently, I came across the weathered tombstone of a Roman Officer inside St Cuthbert’s Church, Elsdon, Northumberland, England.,The Church has a history dating back to the late 11th century. The officer would appear to have died in the 3rd century and why the tombstone has found its way to Elsdon is open to speculation. As mentioned below, the officer was stationed at Bremenium, a northern outpost of Hadrian’s Wall, about eight miles north of Elsdon.

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