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Great Yarmouth History & Heritage

Great Yarmouth is bursting at the seams with history. You can enjoy its maritime heritage and architecture from Row Houses to the herring industry Smoke Houses, churches and boats.

With six Great Yarmouth museums to explore, including the award winning Time and Tide museum and the remains of two Roman forts, come and trace the fascinating Great Yarmouth heritage and history along the Medieval town wall to Fisherman's Alms Houses via the old 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. Many of these can be seen on the Great Georgian Yarmouth walk.

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 took place from 11-14 September 2014 with more than 20 different buildings open and tours available.



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