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History & Heritage in Greater Yarmouth

Greater Yarmouth is has fascinating heritage to explore from almost every era and beautiful architecture to match. Roman Ruins can be seen at Burgh Castle and Caister-on-Sea and almost every village in the borough has a medieval church. Great Yarmouth itself has the second most complete medieval town wall in England, with eleven out of the original 18 towers still standing and several heritage properties nearby to explore, see our heritage map.

Discover more about the area's maritime heritage and architecture from Row Houses to the herring industry Smoke Houses.

With six museums in central Great Yarmouth to explore, including the award winning Time and Tide museum, come and trace the fascinating Great Yarmouth heritage and history along the Medieval town wall to Fisherman's Alms Houses via the old Tolhouse gaol. Admiral Lord Nelson was a frequent visitor to the busy port, where wealthy merchants built their houses.

As you're walking around the resort, look up over shop and amusement façades and admire the history of Great Yarmouth with some stunning architecture, dating back hundreds of years, with ornate carvings and embellishments, architrave and decoration. 

If you'd like to find out more, guided heritage walks start regularly between May and October and depart mainly from the gates of the Fishermen's Hospital at the northern end of the Market Place. 

Heritage Open Days in the borough of Greater Yarmouth takes place from 8-11 September 2016 with more than 20 different buildings open and tours available.

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