TG 475-046 Norfolk England
Burgh Castle was a late 11th century earthwork motte and bailey fortress, built within the stone walls of the late 3rd century Roman 'Saxon Shore' fort of Gariannonum. The large oval motte with a surrounding ditch, was raised over the wall at the south-west angle and to the north and east the remainder of the fort was adapted to make a bailey. Sadly the motte was levelled in the mid 19th century but on the south-east side, a wide breach in the south wall marks where its ditch cut through. To the west of the breach above the scarp of the inner edge of the ditch, are traces of the southern edge of the motte. 9 miles north-east is Caister Castle.
Burgh Castle is located in the village centre, off Church Road. 23 miles south-east of Norwich, on the A1042-A47.
The site is owned by English Heritage and is freely accessible in daylight hours.
Car parking is by the side of the road, at the church.