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It is thought that the Romans first came into area near Lockerbie in the later part of the 1st Century CE, around the time Agricola was the Roman Governor of Britain (77 to 84 CE).

The occupation of this part of southern Scotland would have continued through the reigns of Emperors Hadrian and Antonine, before starting to wane by the end of the 2nd Century CE.

That is not the end of Roman involvement near Lockerbie though, as punitive raids against the Caledonians and the Picts continued in the 3rd and 4th Centuries.

Dryfesdale Lodge offers a great starting point for exploring the remains of some of the most remarkable Roman archaeological sites in Scotland.


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