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Guided Heritage Walks exploring Greater Yarmouth

Guided Heritage Walks leaflet 2019

Delve into the history that surrounds Great Yarmouth on one of our fantastic heritage guided walks for 2019, explore the history of this ancient seaside resort, fishing port and market town. 

The Greater 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 Greater 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, Stars 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, are one of the most interesting ways of discovering more about the area.

Regular walks this year include

Sun, Sea Stars & Circus
The Medieval Town Wall
Rows, Fishwives and Red Herrings
The Finest Quay in Europe
Gory Stories on a Wicked Walk
The Great and the Good
Gravestones & Tombstones of Great Yarmouth Minster

All the above walks cost £4.50 for Adults, £2.00 for children (7-16 years). Under 7's free, no unaccompanied children allowed on any walk. Tickets can be bought on the day from your guide.

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 2019 Guided Heritage Walks leaflet.

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 in Great Yarmouth

The Great and the Good

The Great and the Good

Sun 19 May 2019

Great Yarmouth has played host to a number of great visitors but has also been home to many of its own special people.

The Finest Quay in Europe

The Finest Quay in Europe

Tue 21 May 2019

In the early 18th century Yarmouth was described several times by Daniel Defoe as ‘The Finest Quay in England if not in Europe’. Hear about its fascinating history and see some of the fine examples of Georgian architecture.

Sun, Sea, Stars and Circus

Sun, Sea, Stars and Circus

Sun 26 May 2019

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.

Entrance to the Rows

Rows, Fishwives and Red Herrings - Guided Walk

Tue 28 May 2019

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!

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Sun 2 Jun 2019

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.

Gory Stories on a Wicked Walk Heritage Guided Walk

Gory Stories on a Wicked Walk Heritage Guided Walk

Tue 4 Jun 2019

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.

The Great and the Good

The Great and the Good

Sun 9 Jun 2019

Great Yarmouth has played host to a number of great visitors but has also been home to many of its own special people.

The Finest Quay in Europe

The Finest Quay in Europe

Tue 11 Jun 2019

In the early 18th century Yarmouth was described several times by Daniel Defoe as ‘The Finest Quay in England if not in Europe’. Hear about its fascinating history and see some of the fine examples of Georgian architecture.

Sun, Sea, Stars and Circus

Sun, Sea, Stars and Circus

Sun 16 Jun 2019

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.

Entrance to the Rows

Rows, Fishwives and Red Herrings - Guided Walk

Tue 18 Jun 2019

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!

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Sun 23 Jun 2019

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.

Gory Stories on a Wicked Walk Heritage Guided Walk

Gory Stories on a Wicked Walk Heritage Guided Walk

Tue 25 Jun 2019

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.

The Great and the Good

The Great and the Good

Sun 30 Jun 2019

Great Yarmouth has played host to a number of great visitors but has also been home to many of its own special people.

The Finest Quay in Europe

The Finest Quay in Europe

Tue 2 Jul 2019

In the early 18th century Yarmouth was described several times by Daniel Defoe as ‘The Finest Quay in England if not in Europe’. Hear about its fascinating history and see some of the fine examples of Georgian architecture.

Sun, Sea, Stars and Circus

Sun, Sea, Stars and Circus

Sun 7 Jul 2019

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.

Entrance to the Rows

Rows, Fishwives and Red Herrings - Guided Walk

Tue 9 Jul 2019

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!

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Sun 14 Jul 2019

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.

Gory Stories on a Wicked Walk Heritage Guided Walk

Gory Stories on a Wicked Walk Heritage Guided Walk

Tue 16 Jul 2019

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.

The Great and the Good

The Great and the Good

Thu 18 Jul 2019

Great Yarmouth has played host to a number of great visitors but has also been home to many of its own special people.

The Finest Quay in Europe

The Finest Quay in Europe

Sun 21 Jul 2019

In the early 18th century Yarmouth was described several times by Daniel Defoe as ‘The Finest Quay in England if not in Europe’. Hear about its fascinating history and see some of the fine examples of Georgian architecture.

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