Castlecary Roman Fort

Castlecary, United Kingdom

Castlecary is like many other settlements in the area tied to the Roman history of Scotland. The route of the Antonine Wall passes close to the village. A Roman camp existed at Castlecary, first constructed around the year 80 AD, possibly during the fourth campaign season of governor Gnaeus Julius Agricola. Excavated in 1902, the Roman fort was probably devastated by the 2nd century.

Castlecary is one of only two forts along the wall to have featured stone ramparts. Visible remains include a low mound and portions of exposed stonework from the fort’s east rampart, small portions of the headquarters building near a cluster of trees within the centre of the fort, and, depending on the current height of grass, traces of stonework at the north gate.

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