Traditional coastal retreat
The ever popular, traditional coastal town of Great Yarmouth is a popular destination for holidays or seaside ventures.
The town offers entertainment all year round, whether it’s paddling at the sea, fun in the sun on the beach or the two pence machines at the amusement arcades.
Walk the seafront, head onto the pier and enjoy a bag of chips, with a healthy dose of salt and vinegar, and take in the seaside air.
There is also an offers of an assortment of shops, with many found on Regent Road with department stores and local boutiques.
The ancient city of Norwich is nearby and has been home to writers, radicals and fiercely independent spirits for more than a thousand years, and today continues in its legacy as an enclave of culture and creativity. It’s perfectly preserved medieval streets are home to a thriving community of small businesses, a vibrant food scene and an established arts culture. It is also a gateway to a county that continues to inspire people with its unspoilt landscapes, open spaces and big skies.
Named as one of the best places to live in 2021, Norwich lies approximately 20 miles from the coast at the confluence of the River Yare and the River Wensum, the latter still bending its way through the heart of the city. In the 11th Century, Norwich was the second largest city in the country, and today is still the UK’s most complete medieval city. Strolling through the historic cobbled streets of Elm Hill, whatever the season, the Tudor architecture retains its character and beauty. Laced with merchant’s houses, thatching, individual homes, speciality shops and small cafes, you’ll be led toward the 1,000-year-old Norwich Cathedral.
And when the bright lights do call, trains to Liverpool Street take just 90 minutes, and the city’s airport flies to a number of UK destinations, as well as direct to Amsterdam.
This is a city that reveals itself the longer you stay - a city to fall in love with - a city to be a part of.