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Yarmouth or Great Yarmouth is a Norfolk town located at the very mouth of Yare River. The seaside resort has been popular since the 1760s, and it has managed to maintain its reputation as a favourite beach and family destination.
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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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Seafront or Beachfront with sea views – near pier and beach
Address Britannia Pier : Marine Parade, Norfolk NR30 2EH, United Kingdom
Address Wellington Pier : Marine Parade, Norfolk NR30 3JF, England UK
Great Yarmouth has over 15 miles of sandy beach, from Winterton-on-Sea in the north to Hopton-on-Sea in the south. The picturesque coastline has wide sandy beaches, sand dunes and cliffs. Lots of entertainment can be found along the seafront.
Beaches in Great Yarmouth :
- Central Beach : Seafront of Great Yarmouth at sat nav postcode NR30 2EN
- South Beach : South Beach Parade, NR30 2EN
- North Beach : North Drive, NR30 2EN
- Gorleston-on-Sea Beach : Marine Parade, Gorleston-on-Sea NR31 6DQ , England
- California Beach : California NR29 3PD
- Hopton-on-Sea Beach : Hopton-on-Sea, NR31 9SE
- Scratby Beach : Scratby, Great Yarmouth, NR29 3PD Norfolk
- Caister North : Caister-on-Sea, NR30 5HE
- Caister South : Caister-on-Sea, NR30 5HE
- Hemsby Beach : Hemsby Village, Nr Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 4HJ
- Winterton-on-Sea : Winterton on Sea, NR29 4DD
The Pleasure Beach theme park – NR30 3EH
Address The Pleasure Beach : South Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 3EH, England
Pleasure Beach to the amusement park is free. It features many rides and attractions. You can ride with tokens, pay as you go, or buy all day wristband.
Closest Train Station
Main railway station ?
From the main train station, Great Yarmouth Railway Station, there are frequent train services to Norwich, Lowestoft, Sheringham and Cromer. Intercity services travel to London Liverpool Street railway station.
Other rail connections are available from the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland, via Peterborough, Cambridge city center and Ely. From Norwich you can also travel to Manchester city centre, Nottingham city center, Peterborough in Cambridgeshire and Liverpool Lime Street station (see hotels and b&b’s nearby).
Location – Where is
Where is Great Yarmouth?
This seaside holiday town is located in the county of Norfolk, on the eastern side of Norwich.
The capital city of London (see b&b’s) is approximately 120 miles away. The car and passenger ferry and cruise port of Harwich in Essex, is about 60 minutes drive away.
- Ipswich Suffolk — 57 miles
- Bury St Edmunds (hotels) — 62 miles
- Newmarket (near Racecourse Hotels) — 69 miles
- Colchester Essex — 73 miles
- Chelmsford Hotels and B&B’s — 95 miles
Tourists and visitors willing to fly to town can do this by flying to nearby Norwich International Airport. The airport is about 35 minutes away by car.
From Norwich airport you can fly both domestic or international. The airport can directly be reached by plane from among Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh Turnhouse, Aberdeen Dyce and Glasgow in Scotland.
Must See Attractions and Sights
Time and Tide Museum
(Blackfriars Road, NR30 3BX, Norfolk England)
Very interesting museum gives a really interesting view of Great Yarmouth and its history.
(St George’s Rd, Norfolk NR30 2EU, United Kingdom)
See Summer and Christmas shows with fascinating acts and clowns at the Hippodrome Circus. Suitable for all the family.
The Pleasure Beach
(South Beach Parade, NR30 3EH, England UK)
Theme Park with a fantastic wooden roller coaster.
(Marine Parade, Gorleston-on-Sea, NR31 6DQ in Norfolk)
Gorleston is a lovely and clean beach. Safety flags are showing safe swimming areas. There is a great promenade to walk along, several excellent restaurants, souvenir shops and amusement arcades.
(Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 3AH, England)
See plenty of sealife. Fun for the entire family.