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Guided Walk, Sun 10 Sep 2017, free entry

Great Yarmouth's Golden Mile

Great Yarmouth's Golden Mile

Glorious Memories of the Golden Mile - Heritage Guided Walk

Details

Enjoy a stroll along the seafront on this heritage guided walk offered as part of Great Yarmouth's Heritage Open Days event.

Our new seafront walk is set between Great Yarmouth’s two piers and tells the story of over 250 years as a famous and favoured seaside resort.

Starting at the Wellington Pier your journey will take you past many fascinating buildings, telling of the many famous people who visited them.

The site of the old jetty is where Admiral Horatio Nelson arrived and departed to engage in his many sea battles. See the Royal Hotel where novelist Charles Dickens wrote David Copperfield and the site of the Bath House which, in 1759, enticed visitors to the town in hope of curing their ailments from the benefits of sea water. You will also see Shadingfield Lodge where King Edward VII, then Prince of Wales, stayed on his many visits to the town while entertaining singer Lily Langtry.

Learn of how its seafront survived the first war, and how it almost failed to survive the second! The walk concludes at the Britannia Pier, destroyed by fire no less than four times, and cut in two by a ship in a storm!

Walk Route: Along seafront from Wellington Pier to Britannia Pier

Access: Flat

Duration: 1.5hrs

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 10 Sep 2017 14:00
Starting point for this walk is outside the entrance to Wellington Pier.

Prices

Free entry

Booking essential via the Tourist Information Centre on 01493 846346.

This walk is free of charge and offered as part of Great Yarmouth's Heritage Open Days event.

Contact

Tourist Information Centre

01493 846346

Address

Marine Parade,
Great Yarmouth,
NR30 3JF

Location

Directions

See location of Wellington Pier on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 531067  Lat: 52.59926 Long: 1.73677

By Road:

On entering Great Yarmouth follow signs for Seafront and proceed towards the Pleasure Beach.

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted