The name Caister comes from the Latin word 'castra' which means fortress.
The few Roman remains of this castle or fort can be visited, they include a wall and ditch sections and building foundations managed by Great Yarmouth Borough Council.
Caister was founded in the 2nd century
AD and was one of the chief towns inhabited by the
To the west of the town is the more substantial Caister Castle built around 1432 by the legendary Sir John Falstolf who features in a Shakespeare plays, here you will also find a motor museum. Caister has a good range of shops, supermarkets and pubs.
Caister-on-sea boasts wide sandy
beaches backed by grassy dunes and offers the visitor a
quieter seaside holiday location yet is within easy
reach of the busier seaside resort of Great Yarmouth.