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Tourism

Tourism is one of Great Yarmouth’s greatest assets, with visitors bringing more than £591 million into the local economy each year and the sector employing 30% of the local workforce.

There are more than 1400 businesses involved in the tourism industry locally, either directly or indirectly. More than 60 individual tourist attractions operate in the borough of Great Yarmouth, ranging from theme parks to wildlife gardens, an aquarium, adventure golf courses, a permanent circus, theatres and several museums.

Around 70,000 bed spaces are available for visitors at a mix of serviced and self catering accommodation providers, including large national companies such as Haven and Park Dean who both have several holiday parks in the borough. Leisureplex and GrandUKHolidays have hotels in the resort catering specifically for coach operators. The majority of serviced accommodation is provided by independent operators.

The borough council and Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area Ltd, work to support businesses in the tourism sector and to attract additional visitors to the area by promoting the borough widely using a variety of marketing methods including a popular website, TV advertising, radio advertising, digital campaigns featuring short films and together with other partners, by staging and developing events including a popular Maritime Festival.

With miles of sandy beaches, the Golden Mile, the Broads, and an enviable choice of other attractions and accommodation, Great Yarmouth is the destination of choice for around 6 million people every season, visiting for holidays, day trips and short breaks.

Great Yarmouth’s rich cultural heritage including herring fishing, international naval history and links with Admiral Lord Nelson, are the perfect complement to a seaside holiday, or relaxing break on the Broads.

Tourism businesses in Great Yarmouth

Hirsty's Family Fun Park

Hirsty's Family Fun Park

Hemsby (6 miles, 9 km)

07771 605797

Hirsty's Fun Park near Great Yarmouth is fun for all the family. Activities include go-karts, haybale mountains, swings, football game, crazy croquet and Maizeys snack shack. During summer get lost and found in our unique maze of maize!

St Georges Theatre

St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 331484

St George's Theatre is one of only 10 Grade 1 listed theatres in the UK. With over 100 different productions a year, the theatre is the heritage jewel in the crown of entertainment venues in great yarmouth. Open 52 weeks a year!

Elizabethan House

Elizabethan House Museum

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 855746

Explore four centuries of history under one roof. Stroll around the period rooms in this Tudor merchants house with a free audio tour and try on Tudor costumes.

Pleasure Beach

Pleasure Beach

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

01493 844585

The Pleasure Beach Great Yarmouth situated on the seafront, is a 9-acre leisure park featuring many rides and attractions.

The Waterside

The Waterside Rollesby

Great Yarmouth (6 miles, 10 km)

01493 740531

The Waterside Rollesby - a boating, wildlife, leisure and dining experience not to be missed! Enjoy a fun and informative guided tour of the Broad on the Edwardian launch, 'Gentleman Jim' (approx 30 minutes).

Great Yarmouth Market

Great Yarmouth Market

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 846523

Great Yarmouth Market is open from Monday to Saturday. Mark Days take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays (plus Fridays from Whitsun to October) with a huge variety of additional stalls and wares on offer from fashion to garden accessories.

Merrivale Model Village

Merrivale Model Village

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

01493 842097

One of Great Yarmouth's best loved family attractions, is set in over an acre of award winning landscaped gardens with streams, waterfalls, lake with Koi Carp, garden railway & picnic area. New for 2016 - the Merrivale Eye!

Pleasure Beach Gardens

Pleasure Beach Gardens

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

01493 844585

Pleasure Beach Gardens, Great Yarmouth, has plenty to entertain youngsters and the young at heart including a variety of amusements, junior driving activities, 12 hole adventure golf and shoot out football and water fun games.

The Boat House

The Boathouse

Great Yarmouth (6 miles, 9 km)

01493 730342

Set in 11 acres of beautiful countryside on the banks of the Trinity Broads, The Boathouse, Ormesby is a spectacular country fayre pub and wedding venue. Exposed brickwork, 2 open fireplaces and oak beams make for a welcoming spot.

Caister Castle Car Collection

Caister Castle Car Collection

Great Yarmouth (3 miles, 5 km)

01664 567707

Caister Castle Car collection near Caister Great Yarmouth, probably the largest private collection of motor vehicles in Great Britain

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

01493 330631

Dive into the underwater world of SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth and be wowed by the many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep. Prepare for astonishing close views of everything from humble starfish to tropical sharks.

Marina Fitnesss and Leisure

Marina Leisure & Fitness Centre

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

01493 851521

Come & visit the Marina Leisure Centre in Great Yarmouth with their beach style leisure pool with wave machine, slide and fun sessions with the giant wipeout inflatable weekdays during school holidays and every weekend throughout the year.

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

01493 842527

Great Yarmouth Racecourse venue plays host to up to 24 flat racing fixtures per year usually from Easter to October (18 fixtures in 2016). Facilities available for weddings, conferences, Christmas parties, balls , banquets and concerts.

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Gorleston-on-Sea (3 miles, 4 km)

01493 662832

The Gorleston Pavilion is an original Edwardian seaside theatre situated on the East coast of Norfolk and offers unique seating at cabaret style candle-lit tables.

Wellington Pier

Wellington Pier

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

01493 845947

Built in 1854, the Wellington Pier was only the seventh pier to be constructed in Britain. Following significant reconstruction, the pier has a bright and airy ten-pin bowling alley and a family-friendly amusement arcade.

Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

01493 743930

Time & Tide in Great Yarmouth is set in one of the UK's best preserved Victorian Herring curing works, and tells the story of the area from its ice age origins to the present day. Experience the heady atmosphere of a 1950's fish wharf.

Reynolds of Caister

Reynolds of Caister Coach Trips

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

01493 720312

Reynolds of Caister run a range of organised coach tours in the summer season to a number of popular destinations around Norfolk. Ask about our special events tours which are added to the tour programme throughout the season.

Ernie's Arts & Crafts

Great Yarmouth Painting & Craft

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

01493 850585

Great Yarmouth Painting & Crafts is the perfect place to learn something new from renowned local artist Ernie Childs. Painting classes available in various mediums Tuesday & Wednesday mornings, please telephone for more details.

Fritton Owl Sanctuary

Fritton Owl Sanctuary

Great Yarmouth (5 miles, 8 km)

07951 786069

Fritton Owl Sanctuary, accessed via Fritton Plant Centre, is a small, free to visit sanctuary that provides shelter and care for unwanted and injured owls, where possible rehabilitating sick native owls to release them back into the wild.

The Norfolk Pillar / Nelson's Monument

The Norfolk Pillar/ Nelson's Monument

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

01493 850698

Nelsons Monument. Standing at over 43 metres high and almost 190 years old, this unique landmark is a Grade 1 listed building and the county's memorial to Norfolks most famous son.

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