The Roman Camp got its name from the conspicuous earthwork visible across the meadows to the south of the gardens. This was believed to be Roman and there are indeed remains of a Roman Fort at Bochastle to the north of the town.
The House was originally a modest 17th century manor house on the estates of the Earl of Moray, one of Scotland's most ancient families who married into the Royal Family when an early ancestor became the husband of Christian, sister of Robert the Bruce. Another Earl was regent of Scotland during the childhoods of King James VI and I, the son of Mary Queen of Scots. Considerable development of the house took place under the ownership of Viscount Esher in the 1800's, but now the country house has operated as an hotel since the 1930's.
More history about the hotel can be read at the history of the Roman Camp