Burgh Castle, Norfolk, England

The southern walls of Burgh Castle

Burgh Castle

Burgh Castle is regarded as “the best preserved Roman monument in East Anglia”. Its history stems back to the Romans, but was later used by the Normans, and the ruins can be visited today.


The castle is haunted by a figure with what appears to be “a white flag wrapped round it” that is thrown from the ruins onto the foreshore. Coxe states that the event occurs on 3rd July.


Burgh Castle village,



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For more information, please read Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones and Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe.


Visitor Information

Burgh Castle is a village and civil parish in Norfolk, England.

It is situated on the east bank of the River Waveney, some 3.5 miles west of Great Yarmouth and within the Broads National Park.

Pictured left is the well preserved southern walls of Burgh Castle courtesy of Pahazzard. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.