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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 22 September 2016 via mobile

We had a laugh getting here and couldn't believe our bad luck to get caught in about a 20 car pile up due to a van trying to come over the National Park by following his sat nav and getting stuck round one of the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Good bit of history to stop and take a look at, if you are passing. The drive there across Hardknott pass is challenging, but breath taking.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank SLeeH
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The Romans knew what they were doing when they set this place up. The view over the surrounding valley is spectacular - perfect vantage point for a fort. The stone walls are in good shape too but bring a jacket and good boots cause it...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Trev S
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Having been to Pompeii and Herculaneum this is possibly one of the best Roman ruins I have been to. Although the buildings aren't as intact as those in Italy, the quantity still there is amazing. Added to that the epic drive and view when there...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

I have written my review of Hardknott Pass which is well worth travelling over. However we never saw the Roman Fort despite looking out for it. I understand from reading other reviews that it is hard to find for everybody. From seeing the photographs we...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

This is a gem. This old Roman fort has been well preserved. The complete surrounding walls are still intact and also some buildings. But the greatest bonus is the location! At the top of the Hardknott pass, a dream for every serious car of motorcycle...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

When driving along Hardknott Pass, it is easy to miss the fort. I used tripadvisor and google maps on my phone to pin point exactly where it is. We spent a good hour walking around what is left of the fort and took in all...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Keeping our history alive. Very informative. Heart stopping roads to access, but worth it. Fantastic views of the valley.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

I'm not a natural fan of ruins, but the plaques showing what they used to be along with the explanations helped to recreate a sense of the place. The views were nice too. I recommend visiting the Woolpack Inn which is nearby straight after -...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Lucy M
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We always love the views, sense of history and the whole atmosphere of this place....we often visit when we are in the Duddon Valley

Date of experience: April 2016
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