Antonine Wall

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The Antonine Wall is a stone and turf fortification, built by the Romans across what is now the central belt of Scotland and is also known as the Clyde-Forth frontier line.

Although most of the wall has been destroyed over time, sections of the wall can still be seen in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth.

Roman Fortification

The Antonine Wall was constructed in the AD 140s on the orders of the Emperor Antoninus Pius; for a generation it was the north-western frontier of the Roman Empire.

Running for 60 km from modern Old Kilpatrick on the north side of the River Clyde to Bo'ness on the Firth of Forth. The Wall has now been inscribed as a World Heritage Site.

The Antonine Wall World Heritage Site will form part of the Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site, which includes Hadrian's Wall in England and the German Limes.

World Heritage Site

Once the Roman Empire's most northern frontier in Britain, the Antonine Wall was inscribed by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee at its meeting in Canada in July 2008 as the UK's newest World Heritage Site.