History of Leith, Edinburgh

December 12, 2005

Roman Leith?

This painting from the London Museum shows London in 50 AD. However the basic plan for Roman Towns and Ports were identical over the Roman World. Therefore it could be possible that Roman leith looked something like this. The only difference being that there is no proof of a bridge crossing the Water of Leith in Roman Times. However there is evidence of a Causeway at Bernard Street and a Roman Road.

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