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Hardknott Roman Fort, Eskdale

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Hardknott Roman Fort is an archeological site, the remains of the Roman fort Mediobogdum, located on the western side of the Hardknott Pass in the English county of Cumbria. The fort was built between 120 and 138 on a rocky spur, and was initially garrisoned by a detachment of the Cohors IV Delmatarum from the Dalmatian coast (in modern Croatia). It was abandoned around a decade later, then reoccupied circa 200 and remained in use for much of the next two centuries.
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  • The remains of the fort are located just a short distance off the Hard Knott Pass Road. There is a small car park but between this and the fort itself is some boggy ground so good footwear is... 
    The remains of the fort are located just a short distance off the Hard Knott Pass Road. There is a small car park but between this and the fort itself is some boggy ground so good footwear is...  more »
  • Walked up to the fort from the Woolpack, along the opposite side of the valley. Lovely walk - steep up to the fort! Well worth it though as we ate our sandwiches in one of the old tower bases with... 
    Walked up to the fort from the Woolpack, along the opposite side of the valley. Lovely walk - steep up to the fort! Well worth it though as we ate our sandwiches in one of the old tower bases with...  more »
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  • Absolutely stunning location. On a sunny day you can see as far as the end of the valley. The Hardknott pass is really close from here so it's a must-see when visiting these parts. Fully recommended for any adventure whether it's family holidays or a weekend getaway. The rocks can get slippery so watch your steps.
  • An amazing piece of history. Beautifully preserved. Too look over the area and try to imagine what an alien landscape this must have been too a Roman soldier. Highly recommend for anyone seeking any kind of inspiration or who wants to gain perspective of history

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