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Great Yarmouth, located on the Norfolk coast, in England, is a traditional seaside resort with wide sandy beaches and a promenade full of amusement arcades, restaurants and wet weather attractions. The area also includes 21 beautiful scenic villages located along the coast or inland in the countryside, and not forgetting the peacefulness of The Norfolk Broads national park.
The Norfolk Broads is a popular attraction of water, fen, marshes and woodland. This area of land exhibits many rare species of flora and fauna and is Britain's largest protected wetland. Canoeing, sailing, rowing, motor boating, fishing, bird watching, walking and sight-seeing are just some of the activities to enjoy.
For those who like history, the Nelson museum has a display of memorabilia of the life and times of Lord Nelson, tracing his career from his Norfolk childhood to his famous sea battles. At the Tolhouse Museum and Old Prison visitors can experience life in a ‘real’ 19th century gaol house and see what punishment fitted the crime 150 years ago. Great Yarmouth also possesses one of the most complete medieval town walls in England.
The Great Yarmouth area has a wide range of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, including; fresh seafood, steaks, curries, burgers and the traditional seaside favourite, fish and chips. For those who like sport, Yarmouth stadium hosts regular Greyhound and Motor Racing events. There is also horse racing at the nearby Yarmouth racecourse.
Four miles from Yarmouth is Caister Castle with its moat and tower built in 1432. Caister Castle also has the largest private collection of motor vehicles in Great Britain with cars dating back to 1893. For animal lovers, Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens contains a collection of Asian mammals, birds and reptiles in pleasantly landscaped gardens.
Most people travel to Great Yarmouth by road but you can also get there by train from London Liverpool Street station, changing at Norwich.