Hardknott Roman Fort (Eskdale) Reviews
Newest Review: ... this was considered the most likely way for any seafaring invaders to mount an offensive. Living in such a remote area for the 500 strong garrison could have been seen equally as a punishment especially considering that they were most likely conscripts for conquered lands in mainland Europe or as a dream assignment, depending on the point of view of the individual soldier. It is maintained and managed by English Heritage, which look after many attractions and sites such as this and as an added bonus, car parking is via a largish lay-by with no charges, and it is completely free to wander around the site at your leisure. It must be said howe... more
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by - written on 26/09/11, updated on 20/02/12 (Very useful, 112 readings)
As I am sure anyone who has read some of my previous reviews knows, I am a massive fan of holidaying in the Lake District. It has the advantage of avoiding a horrible flight, being only a couple of hours away, and has some of the best scenery and attractions that get you away from everything. One place that definitely ticks the box of being away from everything is the Roman fort overlooking the Eskdale Valley. Hardknott Fort was known as Mediobogdum by the Romans, and is situated on the narrow thrilling road through the Lake district which takes in the Hardknott and Wyrnose passes, and links Ambleside in the heart of the Lake District with Ravenglass and the ... Read the complete review
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