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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2nd century Roman fort
One of the things you'll see from the castle tower is Caister Hall, a 15th century manor house built by the Pastons. Just beside the castle stands the Caister Castle Car Collection (formerly the Caister Hall Motor Museum), a modern museum boasting the largest private collection of historic motor vehicles in Britain, with hundreds of vintage, antique, and classic motorcycles, cars, carriages, and cycles. One highlight is the 1893 Panhard et Levassor, probably the first true motor car ever made.
The Lifeboat MemorialIn the churchyard of Holy Trinity at Caister stands a memorial to 9 lifeboat crewmen who lost their lives while attempting a rescue in 1901. The men refused to turn back from their rescue mission despite heavy seas, and were lost. This incident gave the RNLI their motto, 'Never turn back'.
Holy Trinity ChurchThe church is mostly 14th century, with a sturdy west tower that resembles a beacon. Much of the interior is Victorian save for a row of carved stone corbels made to support the original hammerbeam roof. There is a 15th century font, brought here from Eye, Suffolk.The east window commemorates the 1901 lifeboat disaster. There is a royal coat of arms to George II dates 1786, but the arms are painted over an earlier coat of arms to James I.
Address: Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, England
Attraction Type: Village
OS: TG 5217 1211
Photo Credit: Martin Speck, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Caister Roman Fort - 0.5 miles (Roman Site)
Caister Castle - 1 miles (Castle)
Caister Castle Car Collection - 1 miles (Museum)
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