Life At The Fort - Heritage Open Day in GREAT YARMOUTH, Great Yarmouth - Great Yarmouth

Burgh Castle Fort


One of the best preserved Roman monuments in East Anglia, and one of the most impressive Roman buildings to survive anywhere in Britain. During the 3rd and 4th centuries AD it was one of a chain of ‘Forts of the Saxon Shore’, built to defend the coast of south-east England.

After the Roman period, the site may have been occupied by an early Christian monastery; and after 1066 a Norman castle was built inside the Fort walls (later demolished). The site provides stunning views across the Rivers Waveney and Yare to Halvergate Marshes, part of the Broads National Park – an area rich in bird, animal and plant life.

Guide Prices

Free Event: Guided tour takes 1 hour. Dogs on leads at all times please. There are no toilet or other facilities at the site itself.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Burgh Castle lies c. 6km south-west of Great Yarmouth and c. 5km west of Gorleston. It is in a dramatic position close to the southern edge of Breydon Water, overlooking the confluence of the rivers Yare and Waveney. BY BOAT: there is a public landing stage on the east bank of the River Waveney, a short distance north of the Burgh Castle Marina and Caravan Park.

WALK: Angles Way long-distance path from Great Yarmouth to Burgh Castle along the southern shore of Breydon Water, total distance c. 6km – this is a very enjoyable walk.

BY ROAD: SatNav: NR31 9QB. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CAR PARK IS LOCKED AT 6.00PM. No motorbikes are allowed on site. 

Public Transport Directions

BY BUS: First Eastern Counties’ Service 5 (Yarmouth-Burgh Castle via Bradwell) stops outside the Queen’s Head (NB. the stop itself is not marked). 

Life At The Fort

Type:Heritage Open Day

Burgh Castle Fort, High Road, Burgh Castle, GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, NR31 9QQ

Tel: 07456 510939

Opening Times

Season (12 Sept 2021 - 19 Sept 2021)

* Sunday 12 September: Tour 1400
Sunday 19 September: Tour 1400