Camboglanna was a Roman fort located in the vicinity of Hadrian’s Wall in northern England. The fort was situated near the modern village of Castle Carrock in Cumbria. Camboglanna served as a strategic military installation along the Roman frontier and played a significant role in the defense and control of the region.

This fort has been put forward as a possible site for the Battle of Camlann. Presumably it was in the north-western British kingdom of Rheged at the time of the battle, so the siting of Camlann here would owe much to the association between Arthur and Uriens.

The fort was constructed during the early second century AD, around the time when Hadrian’s Wall was being built (between 122 and 130 AD). It was initially built as a small fort, but it was later expanded into a much larger fortification. Camboglanna was positioned around 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of Carlisle, which was known as Luguvalium in Roman times.

The exact purpose and function of Camboglanna are not entirely clear. Some theories suggest that it served as a supply base, a logistical center, or a command headquarters for the nearby section of Hadrian’s Wall. The fort likely housed a garrison of Roman soldiers, potentially including auxiliary troops from different parts of the Roman Empire.

Archaeological excavations at the site have revealed evidence of buildings, defensive walls, storage areas, and other structural typical of a Roman fort. Artifacts such as coins, pottery, and military equipment have been discovered, providing insights into the daily life and activities of the Roman soldiers stationed here.