Caister Roman Fort

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours


Norwich Road, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5JS

Before You Go

The partially excavated remains of a Roman 'Saxon Shore' fort, including wall and ditch sections and building foundations. Built around AD 200 for a unit of the Roman army and navy and occupied until the end of the 4th century.

Read more about the history of the fort.

The site is managed by Great Yarmouth Borough Council in co-operation with English Heritage.

Before You Go

Parking: There is a lay-by off Norwich Road just in front of the site.

Access: The site is mainly flat grass but there are short sets of steps in a couple of places, so wheelchair access is possible except for these few limited areas. 

Facilities: There are no facilities on site but it is on the edge of the town of Caister-on-Sea where there are public toilets, shops, restaurants, cafés, pubs and other amenities.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.

Drone flying: English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions. Please see our drone filming guidelines for more details, or email our Filming team.

Plan a Great Day Out

If you're looking for things to do in the area, just over four miles away you can find Great Yarmouth Row Houses. The Row Houses are two rare survivors of the town's original distinctive 'Rows', a crowded network of alleyways linking Yarmouth's three main thoroughfares. These unique and vividly presented houses both show life as it would have been at various stages of their histories, and are a real treasure trove for lovers of period decoration.