Edge of Empire - Scotland's Roman Frontier  The Antonine Wall

 Burgh of Bearsden


Castle Hill
Antonine Wall - Map Old Bearsden

Photographs of Castle Hill - the site of a Roman Fort on the Antonine Wall through Bearsden 

Castle Hill in Bearsden

The site of a Roman Fort and route of the Antonine Wall




Signpost to Castle Hill

 Signpost to Castle Hill 





Open ground along the line of the Antonine Wall on Castle Hill

Open ground along the line of the Antonine Wall on Castle Hill 





Path to Castle Hill

 Path to Castle Hill 




Map showing route of the Antonine Wall through Bearsden

Map showing route of the Antonine Wall through Bearsden





Sign board at the site of a Roman Fort on route of the Antonine Wall


Top of Castle Hill - the site of a Roman Fort on the Antonine Wall





Kilpatrick Hills from Castle Hill

Kilpatrick Hills from Castle Hill






Drumchapel from Castle Hill

Drumchapel from Castle Hill




Antonine Wolf Bench in Garscadden Woods beneath Castle Hill

Antonine Wolf Bench in Garscadden Woods beneath Castle Hill





Antonine Wall - Map

Map of the Antonine Wall





Edge of Empire - Scotland's Roman Frontier

Edge of Empire - Scotland's Roman Frontier

The Antonine Wall is a stone and turf fortification
 built by the Romans

across the central belt of Scotland
 to fend off Northern Scots tribesmen.

The Wall was the North-West frontier of the Roman Empire
and runs from Old Kilpatrick on the Forth & Clyde Canal
to 
Bo'ness on the Firth of Forth.
Sections of the wall can be seen in Bearsden,
 Kirkintilloch, Twechar, Croy,
Bonnybridge, Falkirk
, Polmont and Bo'ness.






The Antonine Wall

The Antonine Wall

As the most advanced frontier construction of its time,
and as definitive evidence of the Romans' time in Scotland,
the Antonine Wall is an invaluable and fascinating part
 of this country's varied and violent history.
 For a generation, from about 140 to 160 AD,
the Antonine Wall was the NW frontier of the Roman Empire.
Constructed by the Roman army,
 it ran from modern Bo'ness on the Forth
 to Old Kilpatrick on the Clyde
 and consisted of a turf rampart fronted by a wide and deep ditch.
At regular intervals were forts connected by a road,
while outside the fort gates clustered civil settlements.
 Antoninus Pius, whom the wall was named after,
reigned longer than any other emperor
with the exception of its founder Augustus.
 Yet relatively little is known about him.
 In this meticulously researched book,
David Breeze examines this enigmatic life
 and the reasons for the construction and abandonment of his Wall.





Antonine Wall map - Edge of Empire - Scotland's Roman Frontier

Map of the Antonine Wall




Route map of the Antonine Wall across central Scotland

Route Map of the Antonine Wall across central Scotland





The Antonine Wall across central Scotland

The Antonine Wall across central Scotland






Roman Legionary
Roman Legionary

Roman Legionaries


 
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