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Falkirk in Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
 

Antonine Wall Rough Castle

 
 
Antonine Wall Rough Castle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 1, 2013
1. Antonine Wall Rough Castle Marker
Inscription.
The Antonine Wall was built by the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius AD 142-143.

It ran for 37 miles from Bridgeness on the Forth to Old Kilpatrick on the Clyde and consisted of a ditch with a turf rampart behind it.

The material from the ditch was thrown on to the north side to form a mound. Forts, fortlets, and beacon platforms were placed along the wall.

The Fort of Rough Castle lies 300 yards to the east.

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Location. 55° 59.833′ N, 3° 52.109′ W. Marker is in Falkirk, Scotland, in Stirlingshire. Click for map. This marker sits on the left side of Bonnyside Road as you approach Rough Castle. From this marker, drive straight ahead for 0.3 miles to the car park and set out on foot to see other markers mentioned in this area.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Antonine Wall (approx. half a kilometer away); a different marker also named The Antonine Wall (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Northern Defences (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Roman Fort (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); a different marker also named Antonine Wall
Antonine Wall Rough Castle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 1, 2013
2. Antonine Wall Rough Castle Marker
(approx. one kilometer away); Forth & Clyde Ship Canal (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Battle of Falkirk Muir (approx. 3.3 kilometers away); The Parish Church Graveyard (approx. 5.1 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Falkirk.
 
More about this marker. This marker sits on the far west end of the Antonine Rough Castle site.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
Antonine Wall Rough Castle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 1, 2013
3. Antonine Wall Rough Castle Marker
Looking east from the marker toward Antonine's Wall. Follow the road to the right straight ahead to find the car park. The rest of Rough Castle can be seen by setting out on foot.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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