ROUGH CASTLE

Britain, places to visit, attractions, heritage
Find places to visit in Britain by name, location, type of attraction, or other keyword.

This listings directory of over 950 entries is being phased out.
It now excludes places and things of interest in North East England.
These can be found in ABAB’s Places.
Places to visit in Yorkshire will be moved to ABAB’s Places during May.

Tap/Click ‘find listings’ for a detailed search – or just have a browse. 

ROUGH CASTLE

Rough Castle is the best-preserved of 16 forts that the Romans constructed along the Antonine Wall, built in 140 AD to form the north-west frontier of the Roman Empire, but abandoned after 20 years. It is accessible at the end of a track past an industrial estate, or from the Falkirk Wheel. It's an agreeable spot, much-loved by dog-walkers. The remains of the wall and ditch are clear and it's possible to pick out the outline of the fort's ramparts, ditches and gateways as well as the route of the military road that ran south of the wall.  To the north of the fort are the fairly rare remains of defensive lilia pits. There excellent information boards giving general information and markers where the various buildings once stood.

There are no facilities at this site and you will need to walk.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Bonnyside Road
Bonnybridge
County
Stirlingshire
Post Code
FK4 2AA
Main Historic Period
Roman
Link to featured article
Useful Website Address
Tip/Nearby
The Kelpies (Helix Park), the Falkirk Wheel
Primary Management
Historic Scotland

If your favourite attraction is not listed yet, and you have a good quality digital photograph of it that you are able to freely send, please get in touch

Scroll to Top