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Best things to do in Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth is famous as a family holiday destination, bursting with fun things to do, arcades, rides and attractions stretching along the fabled Golden Mile and the huge expanse of pristine beach.

Great Yarmouth seafront

Great Yarmouth seafront with Britannia Pier.

Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile is a paradise for people who enjoy seaside entertainment at its best. Amusement arcades line the promenade and there are rides and attractions for children of all ages along the seafront. You can play adventure golf, ride on giant snails, enjoy fresh-cooked doughnuts, fish and chips or an ice cream, and then head off for a ride on a scream-inducing rollercoaster.

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The Hippodrome Circus.

Make sure you catch a show at The Hippodrome, the last complete circus building in the UK, take a ride on the wooden rollercoaster at The Pleasure Beach and visit the Sea Life Centre. At the north end of the beach take a gentle stroll through The Venetian Waterways.

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Time & Tide Museum.

The town itself has a fabulous maritime heritage and a port famous for once being the hub of the herring industry. Discover more at the Time & Tide Museum.

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Breydon Water at Burgh Castle.

The Great Yarmouth area contains wonderful countryside, charming villages, the scenic Breydon Water, a Roman fort at Burgh Castle and a quieter but no less appealing seaside resort in Gorleston-on-Sea and the vibrant village resort of Hemsby.

Gorleston cliffs

Visitors have been coming to Great Yarmouth since the late 1700s and the resort is now one of the most popular in the UK for day trips, weekend breaks and longer holidays, offering all the character of a traditional seaside trip but with a very modern twist.

Winterton beach

There are more than 15 miles of sandy beaches within the Great Yarmouth area, all with gentle slopes that make bathing a delight, from the marram dunes of Winterton-on-Sea and Hemsby in the north to cliff-backed Hopton-on-Sea in the south.

Locations in Great Yarmouth