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Great Yarmouth

Tourist Information Centres

25 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth,
NR30 2EN
Open daily from Easter
Tel: 01493 846346
Fax: 01493 858588
tourism@great-yarmouth.gov.uk
www.great-yarmouth.co.uk

Press Contact

Alan Carr, Maritime House, 25 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2EN
Tel: 01493 846341
Fax: 01493 858588
aac@great-yarmouth.gov.uk
www.great-yarmouth.co.uk

Trade Contact

Kirsty Burn, Maritime House, 25 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EN
kirsty@great-yarmouth.gov.uk
www.great-yarmouth.co.uk

Destination

Great Yarmouth is one of the UK's most popular seaside resorts, with superb sandy beaches, attractions, theatres, accommodation and heritage, surrounded by beautiful countryside and the Norfolk Broads.

What's on Offer

Amenities

15 miles of wide, sandy beaches stretch from Winterton-on-Sea in the north to Hopton-on-Sea in the south, past the village resorts of Hemsby, Newport, Scratby, California and Caister-on-Sea, to the fun family beaches at Great Yarmouth and Gorleston-on-Sea with amusements, shops, theatres, funfairs and children's activities. First aid and lifeguards at Hemsby, Great Yarmouth and Gorleston. Beach wheelchairs at Great Yarmouth.

Places to Visit

Pleasure Beach, Sea Life Centre, Joyland Amusement Park, Marina Leisure Centre, Retroskate roller rink, Amazonia Living Jungle, Merrivale Model Village, Yesterday's World, Waterways, Pirates Cove Adventure Golf, Indoor Karting, Atlantis Observation Tower, Nelson's Column, Regent Bowl, Britannia Pier, Wellington Pier and Bowl. Museums include: Time & Tide, Nelson Museum, Elizabethan House (National Trust), Row Houses & Greyfriars Cloisters (English Heritage), The Tolhouse, the Lydia Eva and Great Yarmouth Smoke Houses & Potteries. Medieval Town Wall, historic South Quay.
In the area: Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, Pleasurewood Hills, Fritton Lake Countryworld, Caldecott Hall, Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Caister Castle & Car Museum.

Entertainment

Britannia Pier Theatre, St. George's Theatre, Gorleston Pavillion Theatre and The Hippodrome Circus, multi-screen cinema, nightclubs and casinos.

Shopping

Pedestianised Market Place adjoining Market and Broad Row, Market Gates Shopping Centre and Victoria Arcade leading to King Street and Regent Road. National chains include BHS, Debenhams, Marks and Spencer, Boots, River Island & WHSmith. Palmers Independent Department Store and many other independent unique local shops and choice of supermarkets.

Eating Out

More than 100 restaurants encompasing all tyles of cuisine with a range of menus and prices.

Recreation & Sport

Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Yarmouth Stadium (stock cars and greyhounds), bowling greens, tennis courts, ten-pin bowling, trim trail, pitch & putt, angling, 18 hole golf courses, driving range, water sports, birdwatching, day boat hire, tropical swimming pool and fitness centre.

Holiday & Activity Centres

Over 50 Holiday Centres including caravan parks, chalet parks, campsites and touring Parks.

Conference & Business Facilities

Town Hall (200 delegates),Great Yarmouth Racecourse (400 delegates), Resort Theatres (900-1200 delegates). Several hotels have in-house conference facilities.

Accommodation

Number of visitor bed spaces 88,000.
Serviced Accommodation (17%) in 200 Hotels & Guest Houses. Self Catering: Holiday Flats 650, Holiday Centres 8, Caravan Parks 29, Chalet Parks 16.

Getting There

Road

A47/A11/A14 from the West and North
M11/A11 from London
A12 from London via Ipswich

Rail

Great Yarmouth Railway Station
London: 2 hours 30 minutes.

Sea

Harwich International Ferry Terminal - 2hours

Air

Norwich Airport 30 minutes
London Stansted 2 hours