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Hardknott Roman Fort

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All reviews roman fort information boards stunning location steep walk lake district bath house over the top winding road west side cattle grid hadrian's wall small car park worth a stop interesting history fresh air highest point the cliff
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

Blows quite a few Roman forts out of the water - set in the idyllic hillside on the lower slopes of Hardknott Pass - one of the most inaccessible roads in the UK where cars struggle to navigate both passes (Hardknott and Wrynose) in quick...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

This is an impressive site, in a desolate location. The remains of the four walls enclose the steep site, and there are also the remains of part of the Commandant's Room, HQ and granary, and of the bath house just below the south gate (not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jeni S
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

The fort is well preserved and you don’t need too much imagination to see the Roman soldiers there. The information boards that were there were easy to read and informative however some more would have made the visit better hence not 5/5. The attraction is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank asw94
Reviewed 20 September 2018

great place to see very high up beautfull landscapes you can take some great photos here and great if you when have quiet time

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank alisongZ9082QC
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Ok, the ride up Hardknott Pass was unreal. The Roman Fort ruins were interesting and glad to take the walking break up to the location on the low hill. Quite a large arrangement of structures and a great view for pictures.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

Atmospheric roman remains in the stunning location of Hardknott pass. This fort was established in the second century AD and an inscription records the garrison as the Fourth Cohort of Dalmatians, from the Balkans.The road is narrow and steep but there is parking space for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John P
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Hardknott pass is amazing, you have to do the trip. The scenery is breathtaking and it feels like another world. Excellent place to wild camp if you can get away with it. Its not as bad as everyone makes out, lots of tight corners and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Far to travel to see small ruin...but the trip to get there ...That's a trip... You see whats left of a real outpost, you must have been in the doghouse to be assigned here lol

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank johnicester
Reviewed 17 June 2018

An Interesting place bit of a struggle to get there but good when you do it has good signiage but if you can download a guide

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Peter H
Reviewed 28 May 2018

After a scenic drive via Hardknott Pass, we stopped at the Hardknott Roman Fort. It was interesting to see the ruins of the fort and read about its history on the information boards. The views across the hills are also worth the visit!

Date of experience: April 2018
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