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Historic Site, next open Fri 3 Feb - Sun 31 Dec 2017, free entry

Burgh Castle

Burgh Castle


Burgh Castle Fort: Imposing stone walls, with added towers for catapults, of a Roman 3rd century 'Saxon Shore' fort.

Panoramic views over Breydon Water, which the fourth wall collapsed into a long time ago.

There is wheelchair access from the disabled carpark and around the fortifications. The car park is open 9am to dusk every day. The kissing gates are wheelchair accessible with a radar key.

One of a chain to defend the coast against the Saxon raiders.

Can only be approached by foot.

English Heritage Property

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Fri 3 Feb - Sun 31 Dec 2017 Mon - Sun 09:00 to 17:00
Open all year, dawn to dusk.


Free entry

Events at this Venue


English Heritage

0870 333 1181


Burgh Castle,
Great Yarmouth,
NR31 9QG



See location of Burgh Castle on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 474045  Lat: 52.58268 Long: 1.65141

By Road:
From the A143: In the village of Burgh Castle, 5 miles west of Great Yarmouth.

By Public Transport:
From Great Yarmouth station it is 5 miles to Burgh Castle: Church Farm.


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