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Old Kilpatrick: Kastell

The western end of the Antonine Wall was marked by a fort at Old Kilpatrick, overlooking the River Clyde.

Important finds include two sculptured distance slabs, an inscribed altar to Jupiter, and a possible bath-house located within an annexe attached to the fort.

© Hunterian Museum

There may have been a harbour here, a supply base for goods brought in by sea. No traces of the fort are visible today but the site of Old Kilpatrick fort is worth visiting for the magnificent views across the Clyde: a viewpoint that places the modern visitor at the north-west corner of the former Roman Empire.

The fort was positioned on the site of the former Gavinburn Bus Depot and the houses of Gavinburn Gardens, very close to the western end of the Forth and Clyde Canal.

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