Visit Caister-on-Sea and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, a seaside resort. Excavations have shown the extent of the Roman town to the north of the Caister-Acle road. In later centuries it was also an Anglo-Saxon town of some importance.
The Church of Holy Trinity dates from the 13th century though it has been much restored. Inside is a huge font almost 5 ft high and 3 ½ ft across. A Commandment board has the familiar figures of Moses and Aaron and the Royal coat of arms shows some interesting changes to the dates which were originally painted on it.
Just over 1 mile inland is Custer Castle, one of the best of its period (15th-century) in the country. It was built in 1432-5 for the same Sir John Fastolf who appeared in Shakespeare's Henry VI. After his death in 1459 the castle came into the possession of the Paston family and it was here that many of the famous Paston Letters were written. Indeed it is a picturesque ruin, with one large tower at its north-west corner and its moat which indicates its original rectangular plan. At the opposite corner is the present Caister Hall with Georgian dressings to the original walls.
Nearby cities: Norwich
Nearby towns: Acle Damgate, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft
Nearby villages: Belton, Blundeston, Hemsby, Horning, Martham, Ormesby St Margaret, Winterton-on-Sea
Have you decided to visit Caister-on-Sea or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Caister-on-Sea bed and breakfast (a Caister-on-Sea B&B or Caister-on-Sea b and b)
- a Caister-on-Sea guesthouse
- a Caister-on-Sea hotel (or motel)
- a Caister-on-Sea self-catering establishment, or
- other Caister-on-Sea accommodation