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Giant Observation Wheel heading to Great Yarmouth

16 February 2021

Visitors to Great Yarmouth seafront this season will have the chance to ride on a 50-metre tall observation wheel and enjoy panoramic views over the coastline, under plans by Great Yarmouth Borough Council.

Ground breaking marks the start of construction for the new Marina Centre

7 January 2021

The ground has been broken to start construction of Great Yarmouth’s exciting new state-of-the-art Marina Centre, with Great Yarmouth Borough Council sharing a video on social media in order to celebrate this exciting milestone with the community.

Go Trade partners encourage residents to support local markets

16 December 2020

Market towns involved in a cross-Channel project helping to revitalise historic markets are urging residents to continue to back their local markets this Christmas, with a range of initiatives underway to support a safe local festive shopping experience.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council supports preservation trust to save historic former Iron Duke pub for

16 December 2020

The historic former Iron Duke pub in Great Yarmouth is a step closer to being brought back into viable use, thanks to partnership working between Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust and Great Yarmouth Borough Council.

Great Yarmouth's spectacular new Christmas Lights

4 December 2020

New spectacular decorative lighting is brightening up Great Yarmouth’s main shopping and tourism destinations this winter, offering a magical and safe seasonal experience while supporting local businesses during challenging times.

Pleasurewood Hills scoops 2 awards

21 September 2020

Pleasurewood Hills in Lowestoft, Suffolk was awarded two bronze prizes in the Theme Parks UK national awards. The winners were chosen from over 154,000 public votes and a panel of industry experts, and featured competition from some of the UK’s biggest attractions including Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and Legoland.

Council announce 2021 Wheels Festival

30 June 2020

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is already starting to plan the Wheels Festival for 2021 after this year’s event was unavoidably cancelled due to coronavirus and strict social distancing measures.

Safe social distancing measures in top locations around Great Yarmouth

4 June 2020

Temporary measures helping pedestrians to maintain safe social distancing are being introduced in Great Yarmouth town centre, Gorleston High Street and the borough’s busiest tourism hotspots.

Safety first as Great Yarmouth's big summer events called off

18 May 2020

The organisers of Great Yarmouth’s largest summer festivals are announcing the unavoidable cancellation of their events this year, to help protect public health and safety in response to the continued coronavirus threat.

Tourists urged to stay away

13 May 2020

Would-be tourists urged to stay away from Great Yarmouth as seafront car parks and toilets remain closed.