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Hardknott Roman Fort

| Hardknott Pass, Eskdale CA19 1TH, England
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| Hardknott Pass, Eskdale CA19 1TH, England
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Reviewed March 21, 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

Thank ubyhayton
Reviewed February 17, 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

Thank DaveJoEmilyHermione
Reviewed January 28, 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

Thank Hazel C
Reviewed December 14, 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

Thank James P
Reviewed November 1, 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

Thank Denise S
Reviewed October 29, 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.

Thank sulisk2016
Reviewed October 23, 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

Thank Grant N
Reviewed September 25, 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.

Thank NA N
Reviewed September 22, 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

Thank MrsKJoB
Reviewed September 21, 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.

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