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Great Yarmouth Location: East Norfolk, East Anglia, Eastern England, United Kingdom.

Post Code for Great Yarmouth: NR30-31

Dialling Code for Great Yarmouth: 01493

Great Yarmouth Population: 70,234 (Census of 2011)

Great Yarmouth Ordnance Survey Map Reference: TG5207

The popular English coast resort of Great Yarmouth is positioned at the mouth of the River Yare (clearly from where it got its name), it has a population of roughly 70,234 residents, and it divides the Broads and the coast. A fishing port for 100's of years and as of late it has helped support the a large number of offshore oil rigs that can be found in the area. Yarmouth has been prominent as a coastal hotspot since back in the 1760s when sea water baths became available near to the beachfront.

The town has reached a peaceful coexistence between its seafront, which runs for nearly six kilometres, and its bustling commercial port, which extends along the bank of the River Yare for more than 3km, just about along the same line as the beachfront. The River Yare meanders through the flat low-lying ground east of Norwich, and then stretches out into the huge Breydon Water, then turning quickly in a southerly direction, shaping a peninsula upon which Great Yarmouth is positioned.

North West Tower and Bure Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 803908The old town and harbour grew up down the east banks of the river, it subsequently expanded along the western banks into a vicinity which is bafflingly termed Southtown. Going back to the coast, Great Yarmouth boasts 2 piers, Britannia Pier and Wellington Pier, the Britannia Pier features the well known Britannia Theatre together with a fair, bowling alley, pubs and amusement arcades. On Marine Parade is the now run down Winter Gardens, built in steel and glass, locals are praying that this structure will get the 6 million or so needed to repair it.

Historical Background of Great Yarmouth: There was clearly human activity in the Yarmouth area as long ago as the Roman period, with the Gariannonum fortification constructed by the Romans near the place that the Yare flows into the North Sea. Clearly there was a well established community in Yarmouth by the time of the Domesday Book (1086). The community most certainly grew as a result of the superb fishing there and a appreciable number of fishermen were amongst those mentioned in the Domesday Book, number of inhabitants at this time was roughly four hundred, all in the Gorleston manor.

King John it was who first awarded Yarmouth a charter to hold a street market (best known as the right of toll) in 1208, the charter moreover said that it would be "a free borough forever". 50 years or so after Yarmouth was given permission to erect a town wall by King Henry 3rd, it was additionally entitled to have its own gaol, much of both the wall and the prison endure today. Yarmouth grew as a port and fishing town throughout the 13th and 14th centuries, whilst much conflict occured amongst the sailors of the Cinque Ports and those of Yarmouth, with a significant number of boats destroyed along the way. In the 1340s the Black Death broke out in the town, and hit it in a more destructive way than nearly any city or town in Britain, with approximately seventy percent of its population dying.

In between the wall and the river the houses ended up being crammed along over a hundred constricted passages generally known as 'Rows', a few a slender one yard in width, quite a few remain in existence today. One additional relic from those long past times is the outstanding thirteenth century Tolhouse, said to be one of Britain's earliest public buildings, below ground level there are scary dungeons. Through the Dark Ages and after, Great Yarmouth became successful primarily from the herring fishing industry. The Free Herring Fair, that occurred every autumn time, was one of the best of the trade fairs in those far off times.

The halcyon days of the herring fishing occured in the time before WW1 at which time more than 1,000 herring fishing boats operated out of Great Yarmouth. A group of women (named "fish girls") mostly from Scotland alighted in Yarmouth every autumn time working to process the massive amounts of herrings, said to have averaged more than five hundred million fish in the best years.

The town can be accessed via the A12 and the A47, it's approximately twenty one miles to the east of Norwich, ten miles to the north of Lowestoft and 219 kilometers north-east of London. Yarmouth can be reached by train from London, Liverpool Street and the handiest international airport is at Norwich a drive of 23 miles.

A selection of Great Yarmouth streets and roads: Market Place, Priory Row, Regent Boulevard, Keppel Road, Palgrave Road, St Paul's Way, School Road, Ferry Hill, George Street, Manby Road, Mission Place, Barnard Crescent, Pavilion Road, Suffield Road, North Market Road, Napoleon Place, Edinburgh Place, Sidegate Road, Drake Avenue, South Icehouse Hill, Bridge Road, Highfield Road, Sackville Close, Archer's Road, Crown Road, York Road, Hawkins Avenue, Kent Square, Yare Close, Seymour Avenue, Fisher Avenue, The Eagles, Howe Road, Kitchener Road, Nursery Terrace, Theatre Plain, Grenville Place, Paddys Loke, Standard Place, Quay Road, Fuller's Hill, Patterson Close, Horsey's Lane, Silkmill Road, Baker Street, Chaucer Road, Lawn Avenue, Howard Street South, Exmouth Place, Marine Crescent, Clarke's Road.

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Great Yarmouth: Burgh Castle, Amazonia World of Reptiles, Raveningham Gardens, Tolhouse Great Yarmouth, Canoe the Broads, Joyland, Sea Life Great Yarmouth, Lost World Adventure Golf, Barton House Railway, Yesterdays World, Castaway Island, Corton Beach, Merrivale Model Village, Yarmouth Hippodrome, Wroxham Miniature Worlds, Great Yarmouth North Beach, Martham Broad, Guided Great Yarmouth Historical Walks, Wroxham Barns, Regent Superbowl, Wellington Bowl, The RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, Gorleston Beach, Nelson Museum, Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, Oulton Marshes, Pakefield Riding School, Thrigby Windmill, Brewers Fayre Broadland View, Caister Roman Site, Marina Leisure Centre.

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