Dere Street Roman Road, Soutra
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Next to the course of Dere Street are quarry pits where the Romans dug gravel to use in constructing the road. Dere Street runs beside Soutra Aisle, the remnants of a 12th-century hospital founded by Malcolm IV that was later used as a burial aisle by the Pringle family. It is a matter of only a few minutes stroll between the two sites, and there is a common parking area for both.
In truth, you do have to use your imagination a bit to get the most out of this site. Though an information board does a good job of explaining the layout of the road, the passage of time has meant that the contours of the road are now something of a challenge to make out clearly.
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About Dere Street Roman Road, Soutra
Address: B6368, Lauder, Borders, Scotland
Attraction Type: Roman Site
Location: Beside Soutra Aisle, on the B6368
Website: Dere Street Roman Road, Soutra
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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