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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 28 May 2017

Visited in Easter holiday 2017 following drive across (scary) Hardknott Pass (see my other review). Hardknott Roman Fort is one of the best preserved Roman Forts in Britain probably owing to it's remote location. The outer walls still stand a good few feet tall and...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Anarchon
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We went over both Wrynose and Hardknott from west to east. We pretty much knew what to expect and as we have a Jeep 4x4 ventured off along the passes and enjoyed the exhilarating experience. I could see that if someone is not a confident...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank FirstAscentK2
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We walked up Hardknott Pass and have to admit, we didn't see it (Roman Fort). I think we were just taken in by the views of the valley. When we were walking back down, we actually saw it, so wandered off the road to have...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank ubyhayton
Reviewed 17 February 2017

If ruins are your thing, this is great! Visited on a very foggy and wet afternoon on the way from Eskdale over to Coniston via Hardknott Pass. Free, informative signage, fabulous views down over Eskdale if the cloud has the good grace to depart for...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank DaveJoEmilyHermione
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We've driven this road several times but never stopped here before. I'm glad we did. It was very wet underfoot in some places leading up to the fort. There are a few signs with information and maps of the fort and the views are lovely....More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Hazel C
Reviewed 14 December 2016

There are warning signs at the bottom of the pass, and if people ignore them or don't see them, they probably shoudn't be on the road. Locals do use it as it saves about 1 hour on the long way round, but it is mostly...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank James P
Reviewed 1 November 2016

My satnav directed me from Keswick to Eskdale along the Hardknott pass. I was unaware of this dangerous pass but once on the road there were no turning points. My small car managed the hairpin turns, steep ascents and desents. It was an experience I...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Denise S
Reviewed 29 October 2016

To me it was a great part of history and the area is full of views. There's a pub near by. The road is narrow and very twisty, not for the light hearted.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Sulisk T
Reviewed 23 October 2016

At the top of Hardknott Pass. To get there you will need to drive the Pass road - narrow, very steep, lots of blind corners, a few rises that you can't see over the top of so have to traust no cars on the other...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Grant N
Reviewed 25 September 2016

After a short, sharp walk, I thought it was worth the effort. Well maintained and information dotted about. Views are incredibly, interesting place. Glad we made the effort.

Date of experience: September 2016
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