Things to do in Great Yarmouth

Burgh Castle

Burgh Castle is possibly one of the most impressive Roman buildings to survive anywhere in the United Kingdom

It is the best-preserved Roman monument in East Anglia, and was probably called Gariannonum by the Romans. It was one of many forts in a chain of ‘Forts of the Saxon Shore’ during the 3rd and 4th centuries AD. Three of its stone walls survive, whilst the fourth wall collapsed into the surrounding marshes a long time ago.

The surrounding area is a wildlife haven and offers stunning views over Breydon Water. The area was also once the site of a Norman castle, and possibly of an early Christian monastery as well.

Entry is free of charge and visitors are welcome to enjoy a series of interpretation panels on the site and there are disabled-friendly paths. Dogs on leads are welcome.

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