Future of Maryport's historic Roman fort secured

The future of Maryport's Roman fort seems secure thanks to its new owners, who hope to turn the site into a tourist attraction.

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On Monday, it was announced that new owners had taken over Alauna Roman fort at Maryport.

The North of England Civic Trust plans to turn the site into a visitor attraction.

Matthew Taylor reports.

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New owner for historic Roman fort

Digs have taken place at the site.

A World Heritage Site in Cumbria appears to have had its future secured.

The Alauna Roman Fort at Camp Farm, in Maryport, faced uncertainty after the charity that owned it stopped trading last year.

But ownership has now been transferred from the Hadrian's Wall Trust to the North England Civic Trust, which intends to continue restoring and investigating the site, and ultimately to open it as a visitor attraction.

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