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Burgh Castle, Burgh St Peter

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Burgh Castle is the site of one of several Roman shore forts constructed around the 3rd century AD, to hold cavalry as a defence against Saxon raids up the rivers of the east and south coasts of southern Britain; and is located on the summit of ground sloping steeply towards the estuary of the River Waveney, in the civil parish of Burgh Castle, in Norfolk. This fort was possibly known as Gariannonum, although the single record that describes it as such may also mean the Roman site at Caister-on-Sea. Between the mid-7th and 9th centuries the site was possibly occupied by a monastic settlement, and in the 11th and 12th centuries a Norman motte and bailey castle existed on the site.
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  • Well worth a visit if you are staying in the Great Yarmouth/Lowestoft area of Norfolk. Well preserved fortress datring back to Roman times. Free all year round with car & coach parking. 
  • The size of the walls still standing and the area this fort covers is astounding. Could easily spend a whole afternoon wandering around these ruins. 
  • As part of our boat tour of the Norfolk Broads we stopped at Burgh Castle. It's a good idea to read up about this site ahead of time to realize the significance of it but there are postings near the C...  more »
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  • Stunning views, try sunrise or sunset with a good camera
  • It's a lovely place to visit
  • Wonderful views and the forts remains are nearly to original height in most places.
  • Beautiful, scenic, hell of a wall with views over the Broads
  • the roman fort is impressive. how ever the picture used of a ruined building is nothing at all to do with burgh castle. in fact it should be called burgh fort. there is nothing here that relates to a castle. that's why I have only given it 3 stars for a picture of something that is not there.