Brancaster Estate - National Trust

Sun setting over the saltmarshes at Brancaster Staithe in Norfolk.

Extensive coastal area around the fishing village of Brancaster Staithe, famous for wild birds.

As well as the site of the Roman fort of Branodunum and Scolt Head Island (to which there is a private ferry service), there are tidal mud and sandflats and saltmarshes to explore. For those who prefer a more structured visit, there is the well-resourced Brancaster Activity Centre, which offers residential and day visits for schools and group accommodation for families and adults at weekends and outside term time. The centre also organises '50' Things’ events on Brancaster beach and Blakeney Quay in school holidays

Venue Type:

Archaeological site, Garden, parklands or rural site, Castle or defences

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Free, charge for some events


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Roman Site Village Study

Explore the site of the Roman fort of Branodunum.

How to obtain

Call 01485 210719 or email for more information.

Sustainable Development Visit

Educational initiative on the important topic of sustainable development, suitable for Key Stage 2 - 4.

How to obtain

Call 01485 210719 or email for more information.

Brancaster Estate - National Trust
Brancaster Activity Centre,
Dial House,
Brancaster Staithe
King's Lynn
PE31 8BW




01485 210719

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