In 1314

The Roman road was built around AD80 and led between camps at Falkirk and the crossing of the Forth at Stirling.

This was the most direct route that Edward II and his army could take to reach their ultimate goal of Stirling Castle, the surrounding routes being boggy, hilly or heavily wooded. However, they found that it had been beset with traps and blocked by the stubborn resistance of the Scottish spearmen.


Aerial photographs reveal the line of the Roman Road as far as the southern edge of the settlement of Bannockburn, where it is buried beneath urban development.