Galava Roman Fort Ambleside, Ambleside

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  • You'll be glad you made the effort to walk here, following in the footsteps of our Roman past. Use your imagination and picture the living quarters and other parts of this fascinating small set of rem...  more »
  • A nice little insight into the roman fort that once stood in Ambleside. Very helpful information boards on the site which assisted with kids homework, well worth a visit if you're in the area.  more »
  • A little archeological intermission, very interesting, free and a ten minute pause half way back from the lake to the hotel.  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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