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Great Yarmouth
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Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth is a town located in the East of England, on the east coast of the county of Norfolk. It is situated at the mouth of the River Yare, around 20 miles east of the city of Norwich. The town has a population of around 40,000 people and is a popular tourist destination, particularly for its beach and seaside attractions.

The town is believed to have been settled since the Stone Age and was an important fishing port in medieval times. It was granted a charter in 1101 by King Henry I, and the town has grown in importance ever since. During the Tudor period, Great Yarmouth developed a thriving fishing industry, which is still a major part of the town’s economy today.

The town has a long history of shipbuilding and maritime trade, and was the site of the Battle of Great Yarmouth in 1381, when the English navy defeated the French. The town has also been the site of several naval battles during the Napoleonic Wars.

The town is also known for its traditional seaside attractions, such as the Pleasure Beach, the Sea Life Centre, and the Britannia Pier. The town also has a number of museums, galleries and theatres, as well as a number of festivals and events that take place throughout the year.

Great Yarmouth is a vibrant and lively town, with a rich history and a wealth of attractions and activities to enjoy. It is a popular destination for both locals and tourists alike, and is a great place to visit for a day out or a longer stay.

Excursion tips for a day in Great Yarmouth

As a tourist in Great Yarmouth, there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained throughout the day. Here are some ideas:

1. Visit the Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach, an amusement park with rides and attractions for all ages.

2. Take a stroll along the beach and explore the pier, where you can find a variety of shops and restaurants.

3. Explore the town centre, which is full of historical buildings, shops and eateries.

4. Visit the Time and Tide Museum, which tells the story of Great Yarmouth’s maritime past.

5. Check out the Sea Life Centre, where you can learn about the local marine life and get up close to sea creatures.

6. Take a boat trip along the River Yare, where you can spot a variety of wildlife.

7. Visit the Nelson Museum, which houses a collection of artefacts from the life and career of Admiral Nelson.

8. Take a stroll around the Elizabethan Gardens, which feature a variety of plants and flowers.

9. Enjoy a spot of shopping at one of the town’s many independent shops.

10. Relax and enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants and cafes in the area.

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The climate in Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth in Great Britain experiences four distinct seasons. In the spring, temperatures range from cool to mild, and rainfall is common. Summer is warm and sunny, with temperatures occasionally reaching into the high twenties. Autumn is mild with occasional showers and temperatures ranging from cool to mild. Winter is cold and wet, with temperatures ranging from cool to cold and snowfall possible. Overall, Great Yarmouth experiences a mild climate with rain in all seasons.

Cruise weather for Great Yarmouth

Our weather forecast for Great Yarmouth helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 18.6 °C
min: 15 °C
22.7 m/s
45.4 m/s
84.4 %
20.1 m
84.4 %
1,008 hPa
04:49:51
21:07:55
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 18.9 °C
min: 13.4 °C
15.8 m/s
28.1 m/s
51.4 %
24.1 m
83.9 %
1,018 hPa
04:51:08
21:06:46
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 20.1 °C
min: 16.4 °C
17.3 m/s
28.8 m/s
65.0 %
24.1 m
83.2 %
1,020 hPa
04:52:28
21:05:34
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 20.5 °C
min: 17.1 °C
15.1 m/s
26.6 m/s
42.3 %
22.5 m
82.1 %
1,019 hPa
04:53:49
21:04:20
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 20.9 °C
min: 16.7 °C
15.5 m/s
32.0 m/s
57.8 %
23.8 m
83.8 %
1,013 hPa
04:55:11
21:03:03
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 21.7 °C
min: 15.5 °C
20.5 m/s
27.7 m/s
82.9 %
24.1 m
74.1 %
1,010 hPa
04:56:35
21:01:43
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 20.5 °C
min: 13.7 °C
21.6 m/s
41.4 m/s
40.8 %
21.9 m
77.4 %
1,012 hPa
04:58:00
21:00:21
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 19.9 °C
min: 12.1 °C
20.4 m/s
39.0 m/s
78.1 %
24.1 m
72.0 %
1,019 hPa
04:59:26
20:58:57
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 20.2 °C
min: 13.6 °C
21.6 m/s
40.7 m/s
74.9 %
23.2 m
87.0 %
1,016 hPa
05:00:54
20:57:31
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 20.3 °C
min: 15.6 °C
18.0 m/s
35.3 m/s
73.9 %
23.7 m
87.3 %
1,014 hPa
05:02:22
20:56:02
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 19.3 °C
min: 13.2 °C
16.2 m/s
31.3 m/s
30.5 %
24.1 m
72.3 %
1,018 hPa
05:03:52
20:54:31
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 20.8 °C
min: 14 °C
15.1 m/s
23.4 m/s
87.1 %
24.1 m
72.7 %
1,018 hPa
05:05:23
20:52:58
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 19.0 °C
min: 15.8 °C
12.6 m/s
14.9 m/s
79.6 %
24.0 m
76.3 %
1,017 hPa
05:06:54
20:51:23
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 21.0 °C
min: 16.1 °C
21.6 m/s
34.6 m/s
62.8 %
24.1 m
71.3 %
1,019 hPa
05:08:26
20:49:46
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 23.6 °C
min: 15.1 °C
27.4 m/s
38.9 m/s
62.1 %
24.1 m
68.0 %
1,016 hPa
05:10:00
20:48:07

Cruises to Great Yarmouth

Would you like to travel to Great Yarmouth on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Great Yarmouth.

Scheduled ship calls in Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 26th 2024 Friday, 26th of Jul. 2024 Seabourn Sojourn 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 20th 2024 Friday, 20th of Sep. 2024 Seabourn Sojourn 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Jun. 13th 2025 Friday, 13th of Jun. 2025 Seabourn Sojourn 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 8th 2025 Friday, 8th of Aug. 2025 Seabourn Sojourn 10:30 am 04:30 pm

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