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I'm putting together an itinerary for a Scotland visit in September 2022, and stumbled across the Antonine Wall website. It looks like it would be fairly easy to visit the Bearsden area from our base in Glasgow. I've searched the travel forum archives, and there's no specific mention of Bearsden or the Antonine Wall. Has anyone visited? What did you think? I'll be traveling with several adult friends, everyone has an interest in history, so I think it might make a good side trip, so I'm looking for how much time to allot and the like.

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Can't speak for the Bearsden area in particular, but very little remains of the Antonine Wall, and whatever is left will require a lot of imagination to fully envision. There is no comparison with the truly impressive Hadrian Wall further south.

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There is the remains of a bath house in Bearsden, but don't get too excited, as there isn't a lot of it left apart from the foundations. Do a google image search to see.

https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/antonine-wall-bearsden-bath-house/

One of the problems with the Antonine Wall is that it was an earth bank with a ditch. There's not a lot of it left to see... Now if you really want to see Roman rremains, you need to head to Hadrian's Wall.