Hardknott Castle Fort
Roman Fort
Hardknott Pass, Cumbria  OS Map Ref NY219015
OS Maps - Landranger 89 (West Cumbria), Explorer OL6 (The English Lakes: SW Area)


Hardknott Fort The Roman fort of Mediobogdum stands next to the torturous road over Hardknott Pass. It offers incredible views of the surrounding area and all the way down to the coast where the River Esk flows into the sea at Ravenglass. It was built to control access to this pass sometime in the 1st century AD, being abandoned by the end of the 2nd century and covers an area of about 1.2 hectares. To the North East there is a large parade ground which was levelled out of the boggy hillside,  a tribunal on the North side and an external bathhouse to the South. There were 3 entrances to the site, from the South, East and West.


A view of the outer wall and spectacular scenery.

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