Historic Scotland

Opening times

Watling Lodge is open year-round.

 

Overview

See the best-preserved section of the ditch that forms part of the Antonine Wall. The ditch here has survived to almost its original dimensions, enabling visitors to picture how it would have looked in Roman times, when the wall was constructed 

There are two sections of ditch here, on both the east and west sides of the house known as Watling Lodge. Please note there is no entry to the house or its grounds. 

Watling Lodge stands on the site of a fortlet 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.