Historic Scotland

Opening times

Bar Hill Fort is open year-round.

 

Overview

Observe the spectacular views from the highest fort on the Antonine Wall. Bar Hill Fort is the best place to appreciate the strategic importance of the wall, while enjoying sweeping views of the Kelvin Valley.

The foundations of the fort are still visible, and visitors will be able to spot:

  • the fort platform
  • the east gate
  • the headquarters building
  • the bath house

Bar Hill Fort was one of 16 known forts along the Antonine Wall, which was built across Scotland’s central belt from AD 140. The wall formed the north-western frontier of the Roman Empire.