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Burgh Castle, Burgh St Peter

#24 of 55 in Historic Sites in Norfolk
Castle Tourist Spot
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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  • Burgh Castle (Garrianonum) is much older than nearby. Great Yarmouth and was the main Roman port in East Anglia.  more »
  • This is the largest example of a Roman fort in England. It is huge and about the size of three football pitches. There is only one display board and very little to look at so you need to use your imag...  more »
  • If you are interested in the history of East Anglia and Roman ruins, Burgh Castle is worth a visit. A superb location on the edge of the Broads with wonderful scenery and lots of wildlife. Free parkin...  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 !