Antonine Wall website

Antonine Wall Rough Castle

The Antonine Wall at Rough Castle near Bonnybridge (© B Keeling)


A new website for the Antonine Wall was launched last month, giving this famous Roman monument some well-deserved publicity by promoting it as a major heritage attraction. With fewer surviving traces than Hadrian’s Wall – most of which was constructed in stone – the turf-built Antonine frontier is a less visible feature of the landscape. In some places the remains of its ancient, grass-covered earthworks blend with the surrounding terrain. Nevertheless, it has much to offer the visitor, as the new website makes clear.

I recommend having a look around the website, which is nicely designed and easy to navigate. It’s worth bookmarking for content updates and for news of heritage events. In one section the site is described as ‘a host of resources and information for anyone planning a trip to the Antonine Wall or researching its history’. I’d say this is a pretty accurate description.

Highlights include ‘Top Ten Things To Do’ which is a good summary of the best-preserved locations, such as the still-impressive ramparts at Rough Castle and the bath-house at Bearsden. For anyone planning a visit there’s an interactive map with all the main locations marked. Another section lays out the historical background with pages on ‘The Romans in Scotland’, ‘Living on the Wall’ and other key topics.

Here’s the link…

The Antonine Wall: Frontiers of the Roman Empire

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7 comments on “Antonine Wall website

  1. Guto Rhys says:

    Hi, Link seems dead

  2. Jo Woolf says:

    Thanks for the link! I must go and look at the Antonine Wall sometime! No excuse – it’s only a few miles away!

    • Tim says:

      The site I most want to see at the moment is the Arria sculpture near Cumbernauld. It’s named after the mother of the emperor Antoninus and was designed by the same artist who created the Kelpies.

    • Tim says:

      Yes, the Dumfriesshire Viking artefacts are a fascinating discovery. This past week I’ve been gathering info for a blogpost which might be the next one I upload here.

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