Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

AMBLESIDE ROMAN FORT


AMBLESIDE  FORT
Photo Charles Taylor

Galava Fort on the northern tip of Lake Windermere at Ambleside was started in wood in AD79 and after having been initially abandoned was later rebuilt in stone, probably around AD130. It then housed 500 soldiers and was in use until the 4th Century.The foundations of the south and main gates, along with the Principia, the Praetorium or commanding officer's house and the granary buildings can be seen by the lake.

English Heritage.


Photo Charles Taylor South gate photo Charles Taylor Main gate photo Charles Taylor Principia and granary photo Charles Taylor

 

Directions
Off the A591, 3 miles north west of Windermere
LA22 0EN

 



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