Great Yarmouth is on a stretch of the North Sea coast, along a splendid seaside, where history, culture and nature abound. From your well-rifined room at Hotel Victoria you can easily reach any of Norfolk Broads’s amazing sites, having the pleasure to visit the center of Great Yarmouth and get in touch with some of the most incredible natural locations and entertaiment venues.

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Great Yarmouth is an English coastal town situated at the mouth of the River Yare, surrounding by england’s most complete medieval walls with lots of museums and galleries located mainly around historic South Quay. Not far, a large array of shops, stretching from the harbour quay to the seafront, offer a great chance to go shopping; The town’s Market Gates Shopping Centre is central to your shopping list with high street outlets. Regent Road encapsulates the fun spirit of Great Yarmouth ensuring you find the very best of seaside souvenirs. For an ‘olde worlde’ experience, venture into Victoria Arcade and down the historic Market and Broad Row. If you take a walk towards south beach, don’t miss the monument dedicated to Norfolk naval hero Admiral Nelson.

Time & Tide Museum
This award-winning museum opened in 2004 is located in a Grade II Victorian herring-curing factory. The museum provides a 2-3 hour visit and tells Great Yarmouth’s fascinating story from prehistoric times to the present day. Its displays include fishing, wreck and rescue, seaside holidays, port and trade, the World Wars and brings to life the herring curing industry and the lives of the people who worked there. The Museum is a finalist in the European Museum of the Year Award 2006.
Location: Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth. Tel: 01493 743930

Tolhouse Museum
In a extraordinary early medieval building with dungeons and gaols, discover what happened to smugglers, witches, pirates and murderers in Great Yarmouth and find out the fate of thieves when the usual punishment was transportation or execution.
Location: Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth. Tel: 01493 858900

Great Yarmouth Potteries & Herring Smoking Museum
A unique group of buildings nestled against the 700 year old Town Wall. The full working pottery is housed within the building which has primarily been constructed from flotsam that has been washed up on local beaches. The Herring Smoking Museum is set in a 300 year old Curing Works and is crammed full of memorabilia of the days when Yarmouth had a huge fishing fleet. Inside, you can still smell the aroma of the old wood smoke.
Location: 18-19 Trinity Place, Great Yarmouth. Tel. 01493 850585 

Norfolk Museum
The museum celebrates the life and times of Horatio Nelson, England’s famous hero. Explore Nelson’s career, from his Norfolk childhood through his famous battles to his tragic, heroic death. Avoid the rats in the Below Decks experience, a recreation of Nelson’s flagship and prepare for the boom of cannon fire!
Location: A five minute walk from the town centre, the museum is situated on the South Quay in Great Yarmouth’s historic heritage area. Tel. 01493 850585

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Amazonia. Indoor tropical gardens with exotic reptiles from around the world: alligators, crocs, pythons, monitors & giant tortoise. Exciting! Location: Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth Tel. 01493 840202  Sea Life Center. Walk through underwater tunnels and get in touch with some of the most bizarre creatures, from devil rays to seahorses, from angry sharks to green sea turtles. Location: Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth. Tel. 01493 330631 Africa Alive. One of the great wildlife attractions of the UK. 100 acres of parkland, animals from African continent like lions, giraffe, zebras, rhinos & buffalos. A must see. Location: 20 minutes south of Great Yarmouth. Tel. 01502 740291

Winter gardens
Don’t miss this wonderful indoor family entertainment inside the magnificent Victorian glass Winter Garden, next to the Wellington Pier. Open daily till Late with free shows, beer garden and children’s adventure play area for under 12, this venue is one of the most appreciated leisure venue in town.

The Broads are a network of rivers and lakes in the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, over 200 navigable waterways you’ll love to explore by hiring a boat. Scheduled river route or skipper your own easy to drive boat, no experience is necessary. A pleasant day through wildlife protected areas, ancient windmills and amazing landscapes.

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The region is easily accessible by road from all parts of the UK. Major trunk roads into Norfolk are the M11, A11, A12 and A14 from Great Yarmouth and the south-east, while the A47 and A14 serve the Midlands and the north. A number of bus operators provide services to the local area including National Express and First Bus, call 01493 846346 for more information.


There are Intercity services between Norwich and Great Yarmouth Liverpool Street, with local connecting services within East Anglia. The average journey time from Great Yarmouth to London is 2hrs 20 mins. Connecting services are available from the Midlands, the north of England and Scotland, via Peterborough and Cambridge. There are also local links from Norwich to Great Yarmouth. Call 0845 600 7245 for timetables and ticket booking.


Norwich International Airport is a 35 minute drive from Great Yarmouth and offers direct UK flights to and from Manchester, Bristol, Exeter, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow. Direct and connecting flights also link East Anglia to over 650 worldwide destinations. including Dublin, Paris and Amsterdam. Call 01603 411923 for more information.


Car and passenger ferries operate daily from and to Harwich in Essex which is a 60 minute drive from Great Yarmouth. Ferries operate to and from Hook of Holland.