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Lyne Roman Fort
The earthen ramparts of a 2nd century AD Roman Fort survive on a bluff overlooking the Lyne Water.
Early Settlers |
|Distance from Town:||
7.4km / 4.5 miles|
NT 1876 4056|
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This is the best preserved Roman fort in the Borders and was built in the 2nd century AD. Its rampart and defensive ditches can be traced for much of their course around the perimeter of this playing-card shaped fort. Entrances on the east, south and west can still be identified, although ploughing has levelled the interior, where the garrison would have been quartered in barrack blocks arranged around a central headquarters building. Access to the fort is from the lane that leads to Lyne Parish Church.