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Hardknott Roman Fort

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Hardknott Roman Fort

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David R wrote a review Aug. 2020
Newcastle, United Kingdom71 contributions39 helpful votes
It feels steeper to walk up Hardknott than it does when driving! There are a few trails that diverge from the road but it’s not as if it’s busy, and you can see cars coming from far away. One you reach Hardknott Fort (if you walked there; there does appear to be car parking) then you’ll be able to explore in peace and serenity. Plenty places to sit and have a well earned sandwich before trekking back down.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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104t wrote a review Feb. 2020
Taunton, United Kingdom265 contributions91 helpful votes
Access to the fort is easy from the road but walking boots needed as it's quite wet. On a nice day the view would be great but it was wet when we visited. How much you enjoy and how long you spend here will depend on hoe much you like history and the whether! On a good day a great area for a picnic.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Wwoo161 wrote a review Sep. 2019
Stone, United Kingdom250 contributions57 helpful votes
We came upon the Roman Fort when we drove along Wrynose Pass and Hardnott Pass. It is interesting and a big fort with information points and wonderful views. Highly recommended drive out. There is a small number of parking spaces near to the fort. Some people park at the bottom (near the cattle grid) and walk up.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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POTTERS-LONDON wrote a review Sep. 2019
London455 contributions82 helpful votes
The Hardknott Fort is well worth seeing if you have imagination and an interest in History. The area is stunning all around and shouldn't be missed.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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dragongeorge wrote a review Aug. 2019
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom1,040 contributions132 helpful votes
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Just off the Hardknott pass on the Eskdale side, this fort is on the hillside not far from the road. You do need to wear sensible shoes or boots as the paths up the hillside are quite boggy, even in the summer. The bath house is a delight as is the granary. This is really quite spectacular. And free!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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