Antonine Wall World Heritage Site

The Antonine Wall is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is formed by the few remaining frontiers of the Roman Empire.

There are many great walks along the scenic route of the Antonine Wall. Sections of the wall can be seen in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth.

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

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