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Review of Burgh Castle

Burgh Castle
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Lovely place for a walk and to marvel at the 3 sides of wall of the Roman fort, the other side fell into the river. Very atmospheric. Tall walls, marvellous views of the area. No cafe no commercialism no toilets and all the better for it. History.

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Reviewed 10 November 2013

I come here regularly to walk the dogs, lots of large fields and stunning views across the river. I love walking around the ruins and without wishing to sound gushy (!), always get a sense of well being there. Since being developed there is a car park on site but no other facilities as such.

1  Thank ispeaktheblondetruth
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

Spectacularly impressive ruins with great views. However the info boards at the new car park led you to believe that there is an all weather track access all the way to the ruins. This is not true. The easy to use path stops just after the church and then you are required to use a long sparsely gravelled track, followed by a grassed meadow. Access into the fort is also steep and uneven. The view point that is advertised is also inaccessible to a standard wheelchair users.
As a carer pushing a wheelchair I felt a little misled and was exhausted by the walk. The paths are also not clearly indicated. At several points the uneven tracks almost turned the wheelchair over and my wife reported that she felt jostled and sea sick. She was also a little upset the she could not enter the fort.
The ruins however are on a scale I could never have imagined. I am not sure how big the Roman fort was but the walls have since been enhanced by the Saxons and there are superb examples of added towers for catapults which are butted upto the pre existing walls. It's just a shame that there are no info boards to point these things out at the site itself.
With just walls and a view I would suggest that this is not suitable for families as there is nothing for children. However there are plenty of photo opportunities and the walk is perfect for dog owners.
I gave the site **** due to the amazing view and ruins. It lost a star due to the walk.
My Wife gave the site ** as she felt the site requires more disabled access and was inaccessible.

Thank RossWheeldon
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

Impressive remains of roman fort. One of the first cavalry bases in Britain. Many walls still intact and at height.
Can park either outside the church or outside The Fisherman's Bar pub, and walk about ten mins through fields. Good views across the broads.
Could benefit from more information boards.

1  Thank AllanGravity
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

What a hidden gem! Roman ruins with access to view the marshlands and a church to walk around the grounds of, Burgh Castle is well worth a visit. Take a picnic and enjoy the surrounding of these ruins. With information boards it can be an educational visit for all.

Thank MrsEss
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