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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 the cliff wrynose pass
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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
Thank KateW3442
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Pretty amazing ruins of a Roman fort. I had imagined that there would be just a few foundation stones showing the outline of a fort but when we got up there I was pleasantly surprised – it’s huge - and in a very good state...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Dont walk up the middle I made a terrible mess of my clothes and shoes :) but a must to see never new it was there went up for a bbq

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Martin P
Reviewed 27 April 2018

A Roman fort that guarded the supply route to Hadrian's Wall on the side of Hardknott pass with limited parking on site. On a clear day if travelling up the pass the fort rectangle is easy to spot and it is about half a mile...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank 938fjg
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Some of the best Roman ruins I have seen, almost all of the foundations can still be seen and the outer wall is almost as high as it would have been and partially restored. No idea why there are opening times shown as there is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Joseph W
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Beautiful views, hard drive so be careful unless in a 4WD. I recommend taking a camping stove and food, to enjoy yourself a little longer.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Aaron H
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The fort is near the top. It's not very well marked so as you near the summit from ether direction look for a pull off and 1 12" x 12" play attached for on some rocks. Pull off there and head up the hill (each...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank TheStickerguy
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Wonderfully rugged and evocative site atop a high pass into Lake District. Went in Nov when the wind and wet was whislting up from the north sea and womdered what the Romans muat have thought being stationed in such a bleak spot. If the weather...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We didn't care one way or the other if we visited the Hardknott Roman Fort, but it was an excuse to drive on the Wrynose Pass and Hardknott Pass - the most exhilarating drive I ever did. All along the way were lovely views. We...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Barbara A
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Once you've slogged up the winding road here with your car or your bike you realise pretty quickly why this place was abandoned by the Roman troops fairly fast. The drive up already offers stunning views, but the roads got so steep and winding that...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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