Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

BURGH CASTLE


BURGH CASTLE
Photo Charles Taylor

A late 11th century Norman motte and bailey castle was built in the corner of one of the Roman Saxon Shore forts (Gariannonum) but the last traces of the motte were destroyed in 1839. Three sides of the original 3rd century Roman walls still remain up to 8 feet thick and 15 feet high. It was built on the south side of an estuary in the 3rd century, but this has since silted up leaving the castle about 2 miles from the sea.

English Heritage, open all year.


Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor
Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor

 

Directions
3 miles south west of Yarmouth, off the A12

 



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