Thursday 8 October 2015

Great Yarmouth History & Heritage

Great Yarmouth is bursting at the seams with history. You can enjoy its maritime heritage and architecture from Row Houses to the herring industry Smoke Houses, churches and boats.

With six Great Yarmouth museums to explore, including the award winning Time and Tide museum and the remains of two Roman forts, come and trace the fascinating Great Yarmouth heritage and history along the Medieval town wall to Fisherman's Alms Houses via the old gaol. Admiral Lord Nelson was a frequent visitor to the busy port, where wealthy merchants built their houses.

As you're walking around the resort, look up over shop and amusement fa├žades and admire the history of Great Yarmouth with some stunning architecture, dating back hundreds of years, with ornate carvings and embellishments, architrave and decoration. Many of these can be seen on the Great Georgian Yarmouth walk.

If you'd like to find out more, guided heritage walks start regularly between May and October and depart mainly from the gates of the Fishermen's Hospital at the northern end of the Market Place.
In Great Yarmouth you can explore heritage sites from almost every era.

From Roman ruins and a beautifully preserved Elizabethan merchant house on South Quay, to a Medieval town wall housing a former herring Smoke House, now packed with shipwrecked treasure but still smelling of wood smoke.

Meander down Victorian Rows and discover impressive Georgian and Edwardian architecture then enjoy some fabulous retro seaside heritage as you take your place on the oldest wooden rollercoaster in the country. One of only three in the world and dating from 1932, the Scenic Railway on the seafront with its 'brakeman' is the only place you can experience the heritage equivalent of time travel.

If you would like to see this stunning town for yourself, then why not enter this fabulous competition to win a 7 night holiday for up to eight people in 2016. With no date restrictions, including a number of attraction passes. A fantastic prize in my opinion and you have until the 16th of October 2015 to enter.


1 comment:

  1. this sounds fab and right up my street. I'm currently exploring all the museums in greater manchester at the moment - and really enjoying it x


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