About Croy Hill
Croy Hill was the site of one of the Roman forts of the Antonine Wall, a vast second century defensive barrier in Scotland which ran from West Kilpatrick to Carriden, along what is now Scotland’s central belt.
The wall was constructed to control trade and offer protection from the more aggressive of the Caledonian tribes; it was built in just two years. The Antonine Wall would continue to be occupied until the late 160s AD when the Romans began to retreat to its more famous counterpart, Hadrian's Wall.
Today, visitors to Croy Hill can still make out two beacon platforms and a defensive ditch which would have formed part of the original fortifications.
Hadrian’s Wall is a magnificent remnant of Roman Britain and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Antonine Wall was a Roman defensive wall, the remains of which can now be seen in Scotland.
The Bearsden Bath House was a Roman bath complex which would have served a fort of The Antonine Wall.
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