Overview and Some History of Great Yarmouth in Norfolk
Great Yarmouth is a seaside resort since the year 1760 and has plenty to offer for all ages. From miles of sandy beaches to the picturesque Norfolk broads, small beach side cafes to award winning restaurants and visitor attractions in abundance. Visit the new Yarmouth Eye, Sea Life Centre, pubs, clubs and seafood restaurants.
Before developing as a seaside resort, Great Yarmouth was predominantly a fishing town. Herring fishery was vitally important for the local economy, but it experienced a steep decline in the second half of the 20th century. Today, the industry can be declared extinct.
Oil was discovered in the North Sea in 1960, which led to the revival of the town. Today, local authorities have started putting emphasis on the use of renewable energy sources. Yarmouth maintains its reputation as a beach destination, and visitors continue travelling to the Norfolk resort every year.
Some of its most popular attractions include the main tourist sector on the seafront, the narrow streets, the Great Yarmouth railway station and the 13th century Tollhouse with its spooky dungeons.
It is one of England's premier seaside destinations with fun for everyone. Search for the best and cheapest guest houses or b&b's and seafront hotels convenient located for Britannia Pier, the town centre and the beach, and ideal located for Caister Soul weekends, race meetings, the heliport, restaurants and local attractions. The beaches are spectacular and fish and chips served in town is amazing.
The beautiful Norfolk countryside features traditional old windmills, wind pumps and the cruisers on the rivers.
How to get to ?
Great Yarmouth is very easily accessible by road. Some of the routes include M11 and A12 from London, as well as A47 and A14 that connect the resort to the North and the Midlands.
Train transportation is available from London, and the journey continues for approximately two and a half hours. Connecting train services are available, making this seaside town accessible from other parts of the UK, as well.
Norwich International Airport is the one located closest to Great Yarmouth. The airport is only a 35-minute drive away, and it services UK flights from various large cities like Bristol, Glasgow, Manchester and Aberdeen.
Upon arrival, you will find the local map of Great Yarmouth seafront and the town centre area. Such informational materials are available at the receptions of all the resort’s hotels.
Cheap Accommodation - Where should I Stay ?
A popular tourist spot, Yarmouth has cheap B&Bs, family rooms and well priced hotels. The visitors that are interested in more sophisticated accommodation will be pleased by the resort’s diversity, as well. The three-star Rembrandt hotel is one of the most affordable. The bed and breakfast is located right next to the seafront and the town centre.
The Marlborough is another inexpensive hotel in Great Yarmouth. The hotel is located in the vicinities of Britannia Pier and the town centre. Visitors that are interested in luxury holidays can choose Andover House or The Bromley. Andover House is a five-star bed and breakfast that is family-run. The hotel has some beautiful rooms located in a spectacular Victorian building.
The Bromley is also located in the central part of the resort, and it has a free parking lot and Wi-Fi internet. Individuals interested in booking family rooms can explore The Shrewsbury’s offers. The four-star family friendly residence is located a walking distance away from the sandy beach. Family units consist of two rooms, and the hotel has its free parking lot, as well.
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