Ambleside Roman Fort
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
There is little to see beyond the foundation walls, though these do give you an appreciation of the outline of the buildings. There are small information plaques explaining the uses of each of the buildings, which helps to get an idea of how the fort was organized and functioned.
The main entrance was in the east, with a double-width carriageway protected by flanking towers.
To find Ambleside Roman Fort you need to first find Borans Park, a public green space owned by the local council. The fort is located on National Trust land adjacent to the park, just to the north. Unfortunately, as of this writing, there is no apparent signage, and the fort is not easy to see from either the park or the road, unless you happen to know what to look for. From the park entrance off the A5095, follow the footpath north (right), through a gate. The fort is straight ahead inside a fenced area in the middle of the field.
About Ambleside Roman Fort
Address: Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England, LA22 0EN
Attraction Type: Roman Site
Location: Off the A5095, just north of Waterhead car park. Access through Borrans Park
Website: Ambleside Roman Fort
English Heritage - see also: English Heritage memberships (official website)
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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