Historic Places to See and Visit on Holiday.
PRIVATE HOLIDAY CARAVAN RENTAL AT CAISTER–ON–SEA, NORFOLK.


Read about some interesting and historical places to see and visit when enjoying your self-catering caravan holiday or leisure break at Caister-on-Sea Holiday Park in Norfolk.

Caister Lifeboat Memorial

Caister Lifeboat Disaster 1901

A brief article about what happened on the night of 13 November 1901 when the Caister-on-Sea lifeboat 'Beauchamp' attempted to rescue a stricken vessel on the Barber Sands in appalling weather.

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Binham Priory

Binham Priory

Binham Priory was founded in 1091 and home to a Benedictine community for 400 years Following a tunnel collapse haunting sounds have been heard beneath the ground.

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Burgh Castle

Ruins of Burgh Castle

Burgh Castle was once one of several Roman shore forts built to defend against the Saxon raids on the east and south coasts of Britain. The ruins are just a short distance from Caister-on-Sea and Great Yarmouth in Norfolk.

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Caister Roman Fort

Caister Roman Fort

There were two Roman Saxon Shore Forts in the area - Burgh Castle to the south which overlooked what is now Breydon Water on the Norfolk Broads and guarded the southern part of the estuary, and the much larger Caister Roman Fort which housed the stores, supplies, infantry, cavalry and sailors.

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Cow Tower, Norwich

Cow Tower, Norwich

Cow Tower in Norwich is situated on a bend in the River Wensum and is one of the earliest examples of a medieval purpose-built artillery blockhouse. The tower was built to defend a strategic north-eastern point in Norwich's city defences from the possible invasion of French forces and English rebels.

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Castle Acre Priory

Castle Acre Priory

Castle Acre Priory was founded in 1089 by William de Warenne the son of the 1st Earl of Surrey following a visit to the great monastery in Cluny in France wth his wife. So impressed were they by its beauty and holiness that they vowed to introduce the Cluniac order of monks to England.

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Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church, Caister

Some of the most impressive features inside the church include the ornate and richly-carved large medieval font that was brought in from Suffolk by the Victorians in 1902, and the incredible stained glass windows.

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Raynham Hall

Haunted Raynham Hall

Raynham Hall is a Grade I listed building in Fakenham, Norfolk and was built in the early 17th century by Sir Roger Townshend. It is one of the oldest halls in Norfolk and was greatly influenced by European architecture and style, particularly the Italian contemporary red brick design.

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Scroby Sands Wind Farm

Scroby Sands Wind Farm

Scroby Sands Wind Farm is Britain's largest commercial offshore wind farm and has been supplying the National Grid with energy since 2005. It is situated 2.5 kilometres off the Great Yarmouth and Caister-on-Sea coast in Norfolk and is now a popular landmark and tourist attraction.

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St. Agnes Church in Cawston

St. Agnes Church in Cawston

St. Agnes Church is a large, magnificent 14th century church in the centre of the village of Cawston in Norfolk. It is consdered one of the finest medieval churches in Norfolk and has a 120 foot bell tower that is visible for many miles around.

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St. Nicholas Church

St. Nicholas Church, Great Yarmouth

In 1649 the Church of St. Nicholas was divided into three separate parts as the Puritans demanded the use of the building as their church. The Puritans used the Chancel, the Anglican Church had the use of the south isle, and the Presbyterians used the north isle.

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St. Olaves Priory

Ruins of St. Olaves Priory

The Augustinian priory in St Olaves was founded by Sir Roger Fitz Osbert of Somerley in the time of Henry III in the early 13th century and named after the 11th century king and patron saint of Norway, Olav.

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