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Burgh Castle, Burgh St Peter

Categories: Ruins, Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
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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  • Took a walk in the sunny afternoon, beautiful and peaceful. Lovely place to take a picnic, would not recommend for very young children in pushchairs or easily bored children as no play area with swing...  read more »
  • There's not much to do here but to enjoy a pleasant walk around the ruins. It should take 1/2 to 1 hour. We approached the site via the footpath by the Fisherman's Inn; a good place for a pint after y...  read more »
  • we had a lovely early morning walk around a foot path here. great views of the broads and a windmill. through the fields though, recommend walking boots and hay fever medication! 
  • Wonderful views and the forts remains are nearly to original height in most places.
  • Love this place 9th century church, 3 red century Roman Fort and lots of open space to walk !
  • Lovely site to visit for walks and wildlife. Nice views over the Yare and beyond. The fort ruins are massive, though just the boundry walls exist. The church is worth a look, especially for the stained glass windows.
  • 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.
  • Ugly looking castle remains. Not worth the travel.
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