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Great Yarmouth

National Rail | station code GYM

Great Yarmouth is on the Wherry Lines

Norfolk Offers & Links

Great Yarmouth is a popular holiday resort with sandy beaches, two piers and many amusements and attractions for all ages along the very long seafront. Great Yarmouth has a rich maritime history with its once prosperous herring industry. The historic South Quay has been restored and features museums and period properties. The large open-air market place is one of the largest in England. The main market days are Wednesday and Saturday (also Friday in summer).

TI Marine Parade. Tel. 01493 842195.

Holiday Cottages

If you plan to book a self-catering cottage in the countryside or a small village check the location carefully and remember to plan your grocery shopping.

Norfolk National Trust Holidays, East Anglia

Elizabethan House Museum NT ½ mile

A museum of domestic life in a 16th century house. The rooms are displayed to reflect the lives of the families who lived here from Tudor to Victorian times. Children's room with replica toys. Small wallled garden. Tel. 01493 855746.
Open Apr-Oct, M-F & Sun 1000-1600. |

Row Houses / Old Merchant's House / Greyfriars' Cloisters EH ¾ mile

Row 111 House was almost destroyed by bombing in World War II and contains many items rescued from the rubble. The Old Merchant's House has fine plaster-work ceilings and oak panelling. The Greyfriars' Cloisters nearby are the remains of a 13th century Franciscan friary with early wall paintings. Tel. 01493 857900.
Open Apr-Sep, M-F 1100-1600. Admission to Greyfriars' Cloisters by escorted tours only, please see website.

Tolhouse Museum ¾ mile

Displays show the changing use of this building over time and cover the history of crime and punishment from the medieval period to the present day. Tel. 01493 858900.
Open please see website.

Time and Tide ¾ mile

Great Yarmouth's rich maritime and fishing history housed in a converted Victorian herring curing works. Reconstruction of a traditional Yarmouth row showing several homes, shops and workshops. Tel. 01493 743930.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1000-1630. Nov-Mar, M-F 1000-1600, SSu 1200-1600.

Sea Life Centre 1¼ miles

One of the largest Sea Life Centres in the country. Tropical shark display with walk-through underwater tunnel, crocodiles, starfish, stingrays, eels and more. Restaurant.
Open Daily from 1000, closing time varies.

Merrivale Model Village 1½ miles

A town and country in miniature set in floral landscaped gardens with a garden railway. Old penny machine museum. Royal exhibition. Tearoom. Tel. 01493 842097.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1000-1700. Open until dusk mid Jul-Aug. See website for winter opening.

Pleasure Beach 1¾ miles

A seafront amusement park with over 70 rides and attractions. Gardens, Inn and Diner. Tel. 01493 844585.
Open Mar-Oct, days and times vary, please see website.

Breydon Water Bird Hide ¼ mile

A birdwatching hide overlooking the mudflats of Breydon Water.
Open At all times.

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