Burgh Castle, Burgh St Peter

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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  • Walk with dog to Roman walls and along the river... We have been doing this walk for yeas and it still shocks me how many dog walkers can't read, Signs everywhere saying KEEP DOGS ON LEADS. but we mus...  more »
  • As a family we had a day visit, is was a good history lesdon for the boys. Its a historic place with fields for the wild life. You can walk round the walls and the church, beautiful well worth a visit...  more »
  • Had a lovely afternoon at Burgh Castle and Burgh Church. The guide in the church was incredibly knowledgeable and told us some really interesting facts about the church and the roman fort. Fingers cro...  more »
  • Was honestly expecting a little more. From a historical perspective it's pretty cool that this is still around, but there's not a lot to actually see there from the ruins other than a wall. The view is nice though if you go down by the water.
  • Beautiful 1.5 mile walk to see a castle that withstands the test of time.
  • Beautiful views and remains of the old building ie castle or fortress can be explored here.
  • Stunning views, try sunrise or sunset with a good camera
  • Love this place 9th century church, 3 red century Roman Fort and lots of open space to walk !

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