Visiting the Antonine Wall

A world heritage site running through North Lanarkshire

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In 142AD the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius ordered his empire to be extended with a fortification stretching 37 miles between the Clyde and Forth. Today we know it as the Antonine Wall.

The wall had a ditch, a turf rampart and timber palisade. It was a formidable barrier and symbol of Roman power but was occupied for only about 20 years.

In 2008 the Antonine Wall became Scotland's fifth world heritage site.

Visiting the wall

The North Lanarkshire section of the wall stretches from Nethercroy Road, Croy to the Castlecary House Hotel and is amongst the best sections for walking. From the summit of Croy Hill you get superb views of the Kelvin Valley. You can walk circular routes by using the Forth and Clyde canal; a good starting point is at Auchinstarry marina.

Public transport: Croy railway station is linked to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling. Buses from Glasgow via Cumbernauld to Stirling or Falkirk stop at the Castlecary House Hotel. The Cumbernauld to Kilsyth bus passes through Croy and Auchinstarry.

By car: There are public car parks on the canal at Auchinstarry and Craigmarloch. There is also public parking at Croy and Castlecary.

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