Norfolk in East Anglia includes Great Yarmouth seaside destination and the popular Norfolk Broads. Yarmouth has been a popular retreat for British holidaymakers for years and includes everything required for a perfect getaway. With its two piers, Golden Mile amusements, wide Sandy Beach, Sealife Centre, its abundance of Hoseasons Holiday Parks or Haven Chalet and Caravan Sites. Nearby the attractions of the Norfolk Broads may be more to your liking with abundant wildlife and leisure activities such as fishing or Day Boat Hire.
Many holiday visitors to the Broads choose to stay aboard Self Drive Boat Hire Craft that you can rent from the many Boat Yards in the area and drive yourself while living aboard for the period of your holiday. Other notable resorts in the area offering Norfolk Holiday Cottage Hire are Wroxham, Waxham, Acle and Holkham. With the main concentration of Holiday Parks being in the Hemsby Beach, Scratby, Caister and of course Great Yarmouth areas for Caravan Sites.
Great Yarmouth, sometimes referred to as just Yarmouth, is a popular travel destination on the English coast in the county of Norfolk. Many people travel to Great Yarmouth and its various resorts for a costal getaway and some time for relaxation and leisure. Yarmouth was established almost 250 years ago in 1760 and the area was heavily dependant on herring fishing as its main industry, until the decline of commercial fishing in the area over recent years. Many tourists come to Great Yarmouth and the surrounding areas for its secluded getaways, as well as the beaches and promenades of Yarmouth. The historic ocean front shops and restaurants only add to the attraction and beauty of Great Yarmouth.
Yarmouth is home to the oldest civics building in England, the Tollhouse, which dates back to the 13th century and is complete with dungeons. Similarly, the Yarmouth marketplace is one of the oldest in Britain, and also the largest, dating back to the 13th century. The Yarmouth Shopping Center is located in the market area, which is famous for it chip stalls.
There are two piers in Yarmouth, Britannia and Wellington. Though, the Wellington Pier was torn down in late 2005, an effort to rebuild the old pier as a family entertainment center is currently underway. The Britannia Pier houses the Britannia Theater and also has a fair at the end of the pier.
Novelist Charles Dickens based his novel, David Copperfield, in Yarmouth. While in Yarmouth he stayed at the Royal Hotel. Anna Sewell, who wrote Black Beauty, was born in Yarmouth in a 17th century house. The house is currently a restaurant and was recently renovated last year.
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