Hadrian's Wall, Northern England Photos
Hadrian's Wall (begun 122AD) ran across the top of England at a narrow point from the Irish Sea to the North Sea as a defensive fortification by ancient Rome under the reign of Emperor Hadrian. It objective was to keep raiding Scottish Picts from disrupting Roman Britannia. The stone wall included small castle & turrets every mile plus larger forts with garrisoned towns every five Roman Miles. Significant ruins still exist as well as a walking path sea to sea for the full 117.5 km of the ancient structure. In 142AD, the Romans tried to extend their area of control into Scotland itself with a second defensive wall running across a narrow point from north of Glasgow to the Firth of Forth. Not much of the second Antonine Wall remains. Both walls are evidence of the strength of Picts.
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|Hadrian's Wall, built (122 CE) by Romans to secure northern boundary of Britannia, runs with a walking path from Irish to North Sea entirely within England. Scotland.||Hadrian's Wall ruins of small square Roman fort which were inserted about every Roman mile along wall's 117.5 km length. Scotland.||Cows graze along stone ruins of Hadrian's Wall. Scotland.||Hadrian's Wall dwarfed along top of rocky escarpment defended Roman Britannia from Pictish Scots. Scotland.|
|Hadrian's Wall with small fort follow highest defensive path across England. Scotland.|