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|Holidays in Brancaster Norfolk|
|OS Grid: TF 770430||Approx 2.4m 3.8km From the Coast|
|Latitude: 52° 57' 17"|
|Longitude:0° 38' 07"|
|Latitude: 52.954||Select another Norfolk Location:||View Google Map|
Romans gave the name Branodunum to this coastal village and built a fort here, which they in turn called "Branoduni Castra". The forts purpose was to protect the north coast against marauding Frankish and Saxon pirates, though some claim it was to scare the Druids who were located at Holme-next-theSea. Unfortunately, nothing now remains of this stronghold except some ditches to the east of the village and a street named after the ancient village Branodunum.
In the village is a hostelry which dates from circa 1747 and on whose white washed external walls there is a hundred year old replica of a man-o-war, reminiscent of vessels that sailed these waters during Nelsons day and goes by the name of Black Diamond.
There is always good fish and shellfish to be had on
the Norfolkcoast and in this location there is a roadside shed which
sells crabs, lobsters, shrimps and mussels along with locally caught
For those wishing to sail try nearby Brancaster
Staithe. Other attractions include golf at The Royal West Norfolk Golf
Course, or on the beach, windsurfing and para surfing. For a larger
range of shops visit Burnham Market just four miles inland. The busier
seaside resort of Hunstanton is under seven miles further round the
coastal road with its livelier seaside atmosphere.