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By Brandon Fletcher, June 1, 2013
Antonine Wall Marker
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — Antonine Wall Rough Castle
The Antonine Wall was built by the Roman Army on the orders of Emperor Antoninus Pius in the 140's AD. The Antonine Wall replaced Hadrian's Wall as the far northern frontier of the Roman Empire at this time, and ran for 40 Roman miles (60km) . . . — Map (db m86607) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — Antonine Wall Rough Castle
The Antonine Wall was built by the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius AD 142-143. It ran for 37 miles from Bridgeness on the Forth to Old Kilpatrick on the Clyde and consisted of a ditch with a turf rampart behind it. The material from the ditch . . . — Map (db m86741) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — Battle of Falkirk Muir
The Battle of Falkirk was fought around here 17th Jany 1746 — Map (db m88101) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — Captain William Edmonstone and the Dollar Family
This is the tomb of Captain William Edmonstone of Cambuswallace, killed at the Battle of Falkirk in 1746. It also honours the family of Falkirk-born, US shipping millionaire, Robert Dollar who gifted 13 bells to hang in the church tower — Map (db m88098) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — Colonel Robert Munro
Colonel Robert Munro died at Falkirk Muir when Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites defeated government troops in 1746. Munro's death was 'universally regretted even by those who slew him' — Map (db m88096) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — Forth & Clyde Ship Canal International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
Constructed: Grangemouth to Glasgow - 1768-77 Glasgow to Bowling 1785-90 Closed: 1963 - - - Re-opened: 2001 Engineers: J. Smeaton, R. Mackell, R. Whitworth This canal, which in addition to inland traffic, accommodated full-masted . . . — Map (db m88039) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — Sir John de Graeme
Sir John de Graeme, William Wallace's right hand man, died during the Battle of Falkirk, when the English defeated Wallace in 1298. Victorian admirers honoured de Graeme's tomb with a wrought iron canopy and replica sword. 'They carried him . . . — Map (db m88042) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — Sir John De Graeme Memorial
(Front) This Memorial Fountain is erected near the spot where Sir John De Graeme Fell (Back) Presented by Robert Dollar ESQ, of San Francisco To Falkirk his native town in honour of Sir John De Graeme and . . . — Map (db m88100) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — Sir John Stewart
This stone marks the grave of Sir John Stewart of Bonkhill, who died at the Battle of Falkirk in 1298. He was brother of High Stewart of Scotland, ancestor of the Marquesses of Bute. — Map (db m88043) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — The Antonine Wall At Rough Castle #1 —
THE LANDSCAPE Around 10,000 years ago the landscape would have been fairly thickly covered with trees. Into this environment came our hunting and gathering ancestors around 8,000 years ago. These people would have cleared some of the trees . . . — Map (db m86743) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — The Antonine Wall At Rough Castle #2 —
The Antonine Wall was built by the Roman army in the 140's AD on the orders of the Emperor Antoninus Pius. For 20 years or more, the Wall was the north west frontier of the Roman Empire. It ran for 40 miles (64 km) from modern Bo'ness on the Forth . . . — Map (db m86748) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — The Bute Memorial
The 3rd Marquess of Bute erected this Celtic cross in 1877 to the gallant men of Bute'. They died to a man defending their leader, Sir John Stewart, at the Battle of Falkirk, in 1298 during the Wars of Independence. — Map (db m88044) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — The Northern Defences of the Fort at Rough Castle #3 —
From where you are standing, most of the defences of the Roman fort of Rough Castle are behind you. In front of you are the remains of a system of Roman pits which were re-excavated in 1903 and have since been kept open. These originally consisted . . . — Map (db m86757) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — The Parish Church Graveyard
The graveyard was cleared in the 1960s leaving only a handful of memorials of historical significance. The grave of Sir John de Graeme who died at the Battle of Falkirk in July 1298 fighting alongside William Wallace is surrounded by a decorative . . . — Map (db m88046) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — The Roman Fort An Annex at Rough Castle #4 —
Immediately in front you can see the Antonine Wall ditch, which forms the northern defences of the Roman fort. The drawing is a bird's-eye view of the site from this position, showing the Roman fort and annex as they would have appeared during . . . — Map (db m86758) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Stirling — Battle of Bannockburn
"For God and St. Andrew" Robert the Bruce King of Scots Planted his standard near this spot when the Scottish Patriots under the command vanquished the Army of Edward II of England at the Battle of Bannockburn 24th . . . — Map (db m85598) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Stirling — National Wallace Monument Sir William Wallace
The National Wallace Monument was opened in 1869 to celbrate Scotland's national hero Sir William Wallace. It was here, with Sir Andrew Moray, that he rallied his band of fighters on the 11th Septemeber 1297, and fought and defeated at the Battle of . . . — Map (db m85595) HM WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Stirling — The Battle of Stirling Bridge
In early September 1297 a mighty army arrived in Stirling to put down Scots resistance to English rule. The Scots allowed around half the invaders to advance across the narrow bridge over the Forth. Then William Wallace and the Scots swept forward . . . — Map (db m85596) HM

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