Built in 1432 by Sir John Falstaff,
Caister Castle had only one of five such licenses granted by Henry VI. It is an
impressive moated brick quadrangle fortress on the site of an earlier fortified
manor house. With a high curtain wall flanked by square and round towers it is
complete with gunloops. At the corners are open back round bastions having arrow
loops. The castle and grounds are also home to the largest private collection of
motor vehicles in Britain.
Caister castle is a moated castle with 100-foot tower built
in 1432 on the site of the early fortified manor house where Sir John Fastolff
was born. Margaret, wife of Fastolff's heir, John Paston, was the focal point
of the famous Paston Letters now in the British Museum.
Caister Castle has the largest private collection of motor
vehicles in Great Britain, from 1893 to the present time, including; the first
real motor car in the world the 1893 Panhard et Levassor, Jim Clark's Grand
Prix 'R14', Christine Keeler's Cadillac Eldorado, the 1st Ford Fiesta and
the last drophead Morris 1000.
Caister on Sea,
4 miles North of Great
Yarmouth, off the A1064
May to September daily (except Saturday)
10-am to 4.30pm.