TW-05 Bar Hill Fort

Bar Hill Columns, Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow

The fort at Bar Hill was built at one of the highest points on the wall to give the best view possible. Unusually, it was detached from the wall, with the Military Way passing between the fort and the wall. It covered just over three acres and the outlines of the headquarters building and bath house can still be seen. The well, from which a remarkable collection of objects were recovered (including stone columns, coins, building stones, iron weapons and tools) is also visible.

You can view some of the Roman items found in East Dunbartonshire at the Auld Kirk Museum in Kirkintilloch and at the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow.

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