Falkirk in Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Antonine Wall Rough Castle
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.
Location. 55° 59.833′ N, 3° 52.109′ W. Marker is in Falkirk, Scotland, in Stirlingshire. Touch 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 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). Touch for a list and map 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, Castles • Settlements & Settlers •
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