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Guided Heritage Walks exploring Great Yarmouth

Please note the start of our heritage guided walks have been delayed to ongoing developments with Coronavirus COVID-19. 

Delve into the history that surrounds Great Yarmouth on one of our fantastic heritage guided walks for 2020, explore the history of this ancient seaside resort, fishing port and market town. 

The Great Yarmouth area has some fantastic history and architecture to admire, and some colourful stories of local characters to go with it. An exciting range of  walks, written and designed by some of our heritage guides will take you off the beaten track and out into the local area to discover more about what went before in Great Yarmouth.

Guided heritage walks this year include some of our old favourites exploring the town's Medieval Town Wall and famous Row houses along with hearing a few more local gory stories. 

Sun, Sea and Circus- Over the years Great Yarmouth seafront has played host to many famous names and faces. Take a trip down memory lane with one of our heritage guides and learn how the holiday & entertainment industry has played its part in how it looks today.

The Finest Quay in Europe-  South Quay is a great place to start an exploration of Great Yarmouth's rich heritage. In the early 18th century Great Yarmouth, as a thriving herring port, was vividly and admiringly described several times in Daniel Defoe's travel journals, including a glowing description of South Quay as ‘The Finest Quay in England if not in Europe’. Hear all about its fascinating history and see some of the fine examples of Georgian architecture.

As part of this guided walk there will be an opportunity to tour inside the Town Hall to see the town’s regalia and view some of it's restored rooms. 

Taking place regularly from April to October, Heritage Guided Walks, led by an official Great Yarmouth heritage guide and supported by the Go Trade project, are one of the most interesting ways of discovering more about the area.

Regular walks this year include

Sun, Sea & Circus
Medieval Town Wall
Rows, Fishwives and Red Herrings
The Finest Quay in Europe
Gory Stories on a Wicked Walk - with new content for 2020
Quayside & Seaside at Gorleston-on-Sea
The Picture of Yarmouth
Waterways and Holidays
Victory & Valour - VE Day Special

Special walks this year include

Great Yarmouth Minster Graveyard Special
Halloween Special

All the above walks cost £4.50 for Adults, £2.00 for children (7-17 years). Under 7's free, no unaccompanied children allowed on any walk. Tickets can be bought on the day from your guide unless otherwise stated.

Starting points vary, see the event details for more information or download the leaflet. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult, no unaccompanied children are permitted on any walk.

More information can be found in the 2020 Guided Heritage Walks leaflet (coming soon).

Private tours for walking groups or coach tours for a minimum of 8 people can be accommodated on any day of the week and are eligible for a special group rate. Download a booking form here.

We are also happy to hear from schools and educational groups where we are always willing to assist in matching our walks to your requirements. We can also offer a great new educational rate where teachers and accommpanying adults go free!

For more details please call Sheila on 01493 846344 or email tourism@great-yarmouth.gov.uk

 

Heritage Guided Walks coming up

Quayside & Seaside Heritage Guided Walk

Quayside & Seaside Heritage Guided Walk

Gorleston-on-Sea Promenade, Gorleston Beach, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6DQ (3 miles, 4 km)

01493 846346

Sun 7 Jun 2020

Situated due south of Great Yarmouth on the other side of the River Yare, the beautiful promenade is the starting point for a guided walk filled with stories and local history.

The Finest Quay in Europe Heritage Guided Walk

The Finest Quay in Europe Heritage Guided Walk

Historic South Quay, South Quay, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2RG (0 miles, 1 km)

01493 846346

Tue 9 Jun 2020

In the early 18th century Great Yarmouth was described several times by Daniel Defoe as 'The Finest Quay in England if not in Europe'.

Waterways and Holidays - Heritage Guided Walk

Waterways and Holidays - Heritage Guided Walk

The Waterways, North Drive, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4EW (1 miles, 1 km)

01493 846346

Sun 14 Jun 2020

Learn about North Drive and its Victorian beginnings when you join our fully trained guide on this relaxed and informative walk through Great Yarmouth's famous Waterways.

Entrance to the Rows

Rows,Fishwives & Red Herrings Heritage Guided Walk

The Fishermen's Hospital, The Fishermens Hospital, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1ND (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 846346

Tue 16 Jun 2020

The Great Yarmouth Rows are full of strange and sometimes macabre tales. Our trained tour guides will tell you stories of the wealthy merchants that lived at one end and of the bars and brothels that had their place at the other!

The Picture of Yarmouth Heritage Guided Walk

The Picture of Yarmouth Heritage Guided Walk

St. George's Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 846346

Sun 21 Jun 2020

A walk that looks at the town's important heritage sites through the eyes of someone on the past.

Gory Stories on a Wicked Walk Heritage Guided Walk

Gory Stories on a Wicked Walk Heritage Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth Minster, Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NE (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 846346

Tue 23 Jun 2020

From the strange and curious to the dark and murderous, Great Yarmouth is home to many gruesome and macabre tales. Join a trained guide on this wicked walk to hear all the gory details.

Quayside & Seaside Heritage Guided Walk

Quayside & Seaside Heritage Guided Walk

Gorleston-on-Sea Promenade, Gorleston Beach, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6DQ (3 miles, 4 km)

01493 846346

Sun 28 Jun 2020

Situated due south of Great Yarmouth on the other side of the River Yare, the beautiful promenade is the starting point for a guided walk filled with stories and local history.

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Medieval Town Wall Heritage Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth Minster, Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NE (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 846346

Tue 30 Jun 2020

Isolated on the east coast, fear of pirates and invasion gave the people of Great Yarmouth a distinct last frontier mentality. Once King John granted the town its Charter, a wall was the answer.

The Finest Quay in Europe Heritage Guided Walk

The Finest Quay in Europe Heritage Guided Walk

Historic South Quay, South Quay, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2RG (0 miles, 1 km)

01493 846346

Tue 7 Jul 2020

In the early 18th century Great Yarmouth was described several times by Daniel Defoe as 'The Finest Quay in England if not in Europe'.

Waterways and Holidays - Heritage Guided Walk

Waterways and Holidays - Heritage Guided Walk

The Waterways, North Drive, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4EW (1 miles, 1 km)

01493 846346

Thu 9 Jul 2020

Learn about North Drive and its Victorian beginnings when you join our fully trained guide on this relaxed and informative walk through Great Yarmouth's famous Waterways.

Entrance to the Rows

Rows,Fishwives & Red Herrings Heritage Guided Walk

The Fishermen's Hospital, The Fishermens Hospital, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1ND (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 846346

Sun 12 Jul 2020

The Great Yarmouth Rows are full of strange and sometimes macabre tales. Our trained tour guides will tell you stories of the wealthy merchants that lived at one end and of the bars and brothels that had their place at the other!

Quayside & Seaside Heritage Guided Walk

Quayside & Seaside Heritage Guided Walk

Gorleston-on-Sea Promenade, Gorleston Beach, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6DQ (3 miles, 4 km)

01493 846346

Tue 14 Jul 2020

Situated due south of Great Yarmouth on the other side of the River Yare, the beautiful promenade is the starting point for a guided walk filled with stories and local history.

Gory Stories on a Wicked Walk Heritage Guided Walk

Gory Stories on a Wicked Walk Heritage Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth Minster, Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NE (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 846346

Thu 16 Jul 2020

From the strange and curious to the dark and murderous, Great Yarmouth is home to many gruesome and macabre tales. Join a trained guide on this wicked walk to hear all the gory details.

Sun, Sea and Circus

Sun, Sea and Circus

Britannia Pier, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EH (0 miles, 1 km)

01493 846346

Sun 19 Jul 2020

Over the years, Great Yarmouth’s seafront has played host to many famous names and faces. Take a trip down memory lane with one of our heritage guides.

The Finest Quay in Europe Heritage Guided Walk

The Finest Quay in Europe Heritage Guided Walk

Historic South Quay, South Quay, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2RG (0 miles, 1 km)

01493 846346

Tue 21 Jul 2020

In the early 18th century Great Yarmouth was described several times by Daniel Defoe as 'The Finest Quay in England if not in Europe'.

The Picture of Yarmouth Heritage Guided Walk

The Picture of Yarmouth Heritage Guided Walk

St. George's Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 846346

Thu 23 Jul 2020

A walk that looks at the town's important heritage sites through the eyes of someone on the past.

Waterways and Holidays - Heritage Guided Walk

Waterways and Holidays - Heritage Guided Walk

The Waterways, North Drive, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4EW (1 miles, 1 km)

01493 846346

Sun 26 Jul 2020

Learn about North Drive and its Victorian beginnings when you join our fully trained guide on this relaxed and informative walk through Great Yarmouth's famous Waterways.

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Medieval Town Wall Heritage Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth Minster, Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NE (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 846346

Tue 28 Jul 2020

Isolated on the east coast, fear of pirates and invasion gave the people of Great Yarmouth a distinct last frontier mentality. Once King John granted the town its Charter, a wall was the answer.

Quayside & Seaside Heritage Guided Walk

Quayside & Seaside Heritage Guided Walk

Gorleston-on-Sea Promenade, Gorleston Beach, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6DQ (3 miles, 4 km)

01493 846346

Thu 30 Jul 2020

Situated due south of Great Yarmouth on the other side of the River Yare, the beautiful promenade is the starting point for a guided walk filled with stories and local history.

Entrance to the Rows

Rows,Fishwives & Red Herrings Heritage Guided Walk

The Fishermen's Hospital, The Fishermens Hospital, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1ND (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 846346

Sun 2 Aug 2020

The Great Yarmouth Rows are full of strange and sometimes macabre tales. Our trained tour guides will tell you stories of the wealthy merchants that lived at one end and of the bars and brothels that had their place at the other!

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