Antonine Wall, Castlecary Roman Fort
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The fort was probably built about AD 80, by troops under Gnaeus Julius Agricola. It was destroyed sometime in the 2nd century.
Castlecary Roman Fort is one of just two forts along the Antonine Wall to have stone ramparts (the others were built of earth). Remains include a section of stonework on the east rampart, fragmentary foundations of the headquarters building and part of the north gate.
Excavations on the site unearthed a well-preserved Roman altar and a statue of the goddess Fortuna. The altar is now on display at the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow.
You can reach the fort from Castlecary village. Take the minor road signposted to Walton and park in a cul-de-sac off Walton Road. The fort lies near a large clump of trees. The Glasgow to Edinburgh railway line cuts directly through the fort.
About Antonine Wall, Castlecary Roman Fort
Address: Castlecary, Strathclyde, Scotland
Attraction Type: Roman Site
Location: On the B816 Cumbernauld to Bonnybridge road (just south of the end of the M80) and east of Castlecary village.
Website: Antonine Wall, Castlecary Roman Fort
Photo Credit: Euan Nelson, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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