Places to visit and things to do.
Caister Castle and Classic Car Collection Museum
Caister Castle is a 15th-century moated castle situated in West Caister and was built between 1432 and 1446. There is also probably the largest private collection of classic motor vehicles in Great Britain to see. There are over 120 cars and 100 bikes, and ranges from an 1893 Panhard et Levassor, which was the first real car in the world, through to a 1990's customised Harley Davidson.
Caister Roman Fort
Address: Caister Castle Car Collection, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, NR30 5SN.
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. Managed by English Heritage.
Address: Norwich Road, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, NR30 5JS.
A quiet area with seating next to the River Bure. Popular with walkers and visitors, holiday cruisers pass by regularly and there are good opportunities for walking. Follow the path to the yacht station.
St. Edmund's Church
Address: Caister Road, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, NR30 4DQ.
St. Edmund's in West Caister is a Victorian chapel built in 1854 and stands near the top of the hill on West Road, looking out on a splendid view over the fields to Great Yarmouth and Breydon Water.
Address: West Road, West Caister, Norfolk, NR30 5SY.
This is the official tourism website Visit Caister-on-Sea, perfect for information and advice for self-catering holidays. Caister-on-Sea's wide, sandy, unspoilt beaches with grassy dunes, and superb selection of popular holiday centres, are some of the popular attractions to visit.
The Caister Lifeboat Experience and Museum
Address: Maritime House, 25 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EN.
The Caister-on-Sea Lifeboat Information Centre traces over 200 years of history of the country's only independently operated lifeboat.
Address: Skippers Walk, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, NR30 5DJ.
Places to Visit - just a little further...
Burgh Castle - Free Entry
Burgh Castle was a Roman 3rd-century 'Saxon Shore' fort with imposing stone walls and added towers for catapults. This is one of the best preserved Roman monuments in Britain, and the surrounding land is a wildlife haven with panoramic views over Breydon Water on the Norfolk Broads. Managed by English Heritage.
National Trust Elizabethan House Museum
Address: Butt Lane, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 9QB (5 miles).
Discover the history of the 16th-century Elizabethan House Museum in Great Yarmouth. The museum has many interesting tales to tell, and has engaging ways to help you look into its past including the connections with Oliver Cromwell.
Thrigby Wildlife Gardens
Address: 4 South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2QH (5 miles).
Thrigby Wildlife Gardens is home to an interesting selection of animals of Asia set in acres of marvellous grounds in the Norfolk countryside. Here, you can get close to the animals and enjoy a great family day out. Free parking, children's play areas, cafe and gift shop.
Address: Thrigby Hall, Filby, Norfolk, NR29 3DR (5 miles).
Discover the days of the dinosaur at Jurassic Journey in Great Yarmouth if you dare! Meet the famous Professor Possilfossil and assist him with his latest excavation. See real fossils over 165 million years old and take home your own fossil.
Merrivale Model Village
Address: Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EW (6 miles).
Merrivale Model Village is where you can be a giant in a minature world. Discover the minature wonders of Merrivale, whether its train-spotting amongst the blooms, marvelling at the intricate models, or just having a enjoyable family fun day out.
National Trust Horsey Windpump
Address: Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3JG (6 miles).
The National Trust Horsey Windpump is an iconic grade II listed building on the Norfolk Broads and stands on the site of an older Black Mill. The present structure was built in 1912 and was working until it was struck by lightning in 1943. Lots to see and enjoy.
Pettitts Animal Adventure Park
Address: Horsey Windpump, Horsey, Norfolk, NR29 4EF (8 miles).
Pettitts Animal Adventure Park is a great day out and fun for all the family with animals galore, live shows and fun rides. Great attractions include Meet the Meerkats and Pettitts Construction Playground. Open 7 days a week from April to October.
Bure Valley Railway
Address: Church Road, Reedham, Norfolk, NR13 3UA (15 miles).
Take the steam train and explore 9 miles (45 minutes) of the Bure Valley and enjoy a stretch of lovely Norfolk rural countryside between Aylsham and Wroxham. Also, take the opportunity to enjoy idylic country walks between Brampton, Buxton and Coltishall.
The Mysterious Darrow Wood
Address: Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk. Sat Nav NR11 6BW (26 miles).
The mysterious Darrow Wood is a historical site in the midst of surrounding farmland. Hidden in the clumps of trees are a number of earthworks including the remains of one of the few well preserved small motte and bailey castles in Norfolk. Managed by National Trust.
Address: Darrow Green Road, Denton, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 0AY (29 miles).