The remains of the bath house of Ravenglass Roman fort, established in AD 130, are among the tallest Roman structures surviving in northern Britain - the walls stand almost four metres high. The fort at Ravenglass (whose earthworks can be seen near the bath house) guarded what was probably a useful harbour, and there is evidence that soldiers stationed here served in Hadrian's fleet.
Read more about the history of the bath house.
Before You Go
Parking: There is charged public car parking in the town at Ravenglass, not managed by English Heritage. The bath house is signposted from the car park.
Plan a Great Day Out
Follow in the footsteps of the Romans by visiting Hardknott and Ambleside, two Roman forts once linked to Ravenglass by a Roman road. Hardknott is one of the most impressively sited Roman forts in Britain, and Ambleside's remains are right at the edge of Lake Windermere.
At the other end of the lake, the award-winning Stott Park Bobbin Mill offers visitors a fascinating insight into the Industrial Revolution. Reach it by road, or take a cruise down the lake.