On a high plateau on the east side of Croy Hill, North Lanarkshire, is the site of a Roman fort and probable temporary camp on the Antonine Wall. The fort, fortlet, and temporary camp are not visible on the ground today, but the Antonine Wall ditch is easily identifiable across much of Croy Hill. You can see where the Romans had to cut through solid rock to create the ditch. Two small raised platforms known as ‘expansions’ are visible on the ground to the west of the fortlet, attached to the south face of the Antonine Wall rampart. These may have been used for signalling.

Croy Hill’s high position offers one of the best views of the surrounding landscape, including the Firth of Forth and hills of Fife to the east, the Kilsyth Hills to the north, and the next fort at Bar Hill to the west. A tombstone was found at Croy Hill, showing a soldier flanked by men, possibly his sons. Other finds include this bronze arm purse, now in the Hunterian Museum.

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Founded: 100-200 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in United Kingdom

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Dustin Steiner (19 months ago)
It’s nice that they put up a lot of information signs but it’s sad because except for a beautiful landscape there’s nothing left to actually look at. It’s all in your imagination now!
william rogers (20 months ago)
Quite a hard climb this hill but well worth it. I started further west at twechar and went up to barhill roman fort, l then decided to continue on to croy hill Roman fort. I got into the ditch at barhill and semi circled round castle hill and what a sight, a long deep cut ditch running down a steep slope heading for croy hill. The thing is I never new this section of ditch existed because I couldn't see it from barhill,and it's only round the corner,100 metres approx. I will try and post some pics.
Maureen Falkingham (2 years ago)
Great place for a walk the views are splendid
Babs Laing (2 years ago)
Great place for a walk views are breathtaking
Anders Molander (2 years ago)
A historically fascinating area with fairly few landmarks. Still a beautiful view.
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