Positioned where the River Mare meets the North Sea, Great Yarmouth is one of Britain’s most popular seaside resort towns. It’s home to a historic pier and a much-loved miniature village, as well as an award-winning museum that celebrates its long-established herring industry.
Things to do in Great Yarmouth
Enjoy the rides and arcades at the historic amusement park of Pleasure Beach, which has been entertaining punters since 1909. Ride the iconic Scenic Railway wooden roller coaster and brave the ghost train of the Haunted Hotel, then soak up the panoramas of Great Yarmouth from The View Ferris wheel.
Experience the underwater world of SEA Life Great Yarmouth, which includes hands-on tropical rock pools, daily keeper talks and feeding demonstrations. Witness the resident West African Dwarf Crocodiles and the playful Humboldt penguins, before learning about the threats facing sea turtles around the world.
Spend an afternoon exploring the exhibits at Time and Tide, which is set within Britain's best-preserved herring curing works. It showcases Great Yarmouth’s fascinating maritime and fishing heritage, along with hands-on displays and a recreated 1950s quay.
Witness the world in miniature at the Merrivale Model Village, complete with its own railway, miniature golf course and penny arcade. Wander amidst the award-winning gardens, such as tranquil koi ponds and meticulously recreated scenes, including Morris dancers, Victorian-era beachgoers and a floodlit cricket pitch.
Getting around Great Yarmouth
Norwich International Airport is around 45 minutes’ drive from Great Yarmouth and there are train connections across England from the Great Yarmouth Station. The town is compact enough to explore on foot, with plenty of car parking for those driving.