Galava Roman Fort Ambleside, Ambleside

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  • This place is really interesting and is situated next to a nice riverside walk. However, far more could be made of the history of this place - one single info board doesn't really cut it.  more »
  • A very good place to spend about an hour. Lovely position overlooking the lake. The fort is shown partly excavated, with simple but informative boards.  more »
  • First visit to this fort. Although a small fort, the foundations are still in place and you can easily see the layout of the original fort. If you are into Roman forts, this is one you must visit.  more »
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  • A shame it isn't signposted better. We happened to stumble upon this rather than know to seek it out. You do have to walk through a field of cows to get the the fort which can be a bit intimidating if your not used to cows and farm animals. You can access the fort over some steps and we couldn't find a gate to enter for those of limited mobility. There are a couple of signs telling you about the fort, some are not really obvious and again can be a little too close for comfort to the cows, especially for the cows with babies as mother cow didn't really like you getting to close to her calf. It would be nice if a little more was done to inform you about the site as we struggled to really know what each building was. There were many curious tourists whilst we visited, many of these were from other countries- particularly Japan, it was a shame for them that information about the site was only available in English. Maybe an app or q code could be provided for them to scan so they can access the information in their own language.
  • Great little fort in the banks of Windermere. Situated in a field with cows but very interesting.
  • Great place in park to see roman fort. Loads of cows in same fields too.
  • There's some good information boards but there really isn't a lot left. A good short stop if you're in the area.
  • Didn't even know such a place existed! Very interesting, there are stiles to climb over the fences and walk amongst the excavations.

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