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Tourism, leisure and venue hire

Tourism

Great Yarmouth has been a seaside resort since the early 1700s. Tourism is big business locally, worth £648m per annum to the area. 23% of all jobs in the area are tourism related. A five-year Tourism Business Improvement District was implemented in 2014 and again in 2019 for a further five years to help grow tourism.

Allotments

If you want to know how to get an allotment within the Borough contact Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association

Beach hut hire

Hire one of the brand new beach huts on Gorleston's famous and popular seafront

Beaches

Our sandy beaches stretch almost continuously for over 15 miles and have been awarded both the coveted Blue Flag and Marine Conservation Society awards.

Conference and venue hire

Did you know Great Yarmouth Town Hall offers conference and venue hire and wedding packages for couples looking to get married, all available with full catering facilities. Contact our events team for more information.

Cycling and walking routes plan

Find out more about the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan and the improvements that it can help deliver to the local cycling and walking network.

E-scooter trial

From Tuesday 30 March, people can hire electric scooters to get around in an environmentally-friendly way, thanks to a trial designed to support a 'green restart' of local travel.

Heritage and arts

Since medieval times, Great Yarmouth has been surrounded by one of the most complete town walls in England. Eleven of the original towers - built between 1261 and 1400 - have survived. Our quaysides along the river Yare showcase fantastic examples of historic merchant houses, while the seafront has one of the best collections of Edwardian entertainment architecture in the country.

Waterways and Boating Lake

The Waterways was reopened as a collective site on the 20 August 2019 following a major restoration of the historic Venetian Waterways and Boating Lake.

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