I already mark the Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site as visited (#74 on my list) on the strength of the brief stop in 2015. Considering that the inscription lists 414 locations, a passing look at a single one clearly stretches the definition of “visited”. Improvements are welcome. 2 out of 414 may not be much grander in the absolute sense, and yet a 100% increase. So, since a couple of distillery targets on the last day of the trip put me in reasonable proximity to a number of Antonine’s Wall locations, I decided to include one of the more accessible ones.
The Bearsden Bathhouse sits on one of the main roads running through the town of Bearsden, directly underneath a residential complex.
The compact site shows outlines of the erstwhile structures, and enough signposted information to hold a visitor’s interest for 10-15 minutes.
That is technically no more than the outhouse area of the Roman fort, which has its own sign across the road at the entrance to the parking lot of a small modern-looking church that, incidentally, sits right on top of the aforementioned fortifications.
I attempted to follow the “walk through the parking area” directions and found this ensemble in the back garden.
There may have been more, but the steady drizzle and the self-imposed timing constraints prompted me to leave.