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Roman Fort at Crawford

Roman Fort at Crawford This fort was only discovered in 1938 by ariel photography through the work of professor JKS St Joseph. However it was not until 1961 that excavations took place and these lasted till 1966. They were undertaken by the Royal Commission for Historic Monument. (courtesy of Ordinance Survey) The fort itself lies on a terrace to the north east of Crawford Castle. It overlooks the river... read more

Crawford

Please click on read more to view interactive Map of this area CRAWFORD, ABINGTON & ELVANFOOT   These small villages in upper Clydesdale were once thriving holiday centres offering country pursuits as an incentive to visitors who took advantage of the (then) efficient railways.  Perhaps the main attraction now in this area is the remarkable surviving and visi8ble archaeological landscape which spans... read more

Crawford

The present Crawford Castle is built on the site of an early medieval castle constructed by the Lindsays. Much of what can now be seen was built by the Douglas family, who took over Tower Lindsay in the late 15th Century. Subsequently, its status was enhanced to that of a Royal Castle for a period of time. Crawford Castle would have played a pivotal part in guarding the route south to Carlisle, for both... read more

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