Comfort Hotel Great Yarmouth
14 Albert Square
Great Yarmouth, EN NR30 3JH
Phone: (44) 1493 855070
Fax: (44) 1493 853798
A must for anyone who likes candyfloss, loud noise, big crowds, fish and chips and the thrill of the roller coaster. The time to visit is from 7pm when the lights are lit and the sky invariably a surreal pink. Dare to try out the fun park's historic roller coaster. Terrify yourself on the Terminator, which twists and spins round 360 degrees - or simply enjoy the view of the sea, and the surrounding area from the sedate high-level monorail. For those who are truly daring, there's the white-knuckle Ejector Seat and, coming to the park later this summer, the new attraction the Devil's Drop. Open times vary greatly over the weeks, please check the website for a comprehensive schedule.
Also known as the Scenic Railway, the roller coaster at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach is a wooden one. This ride was built in 1932 and has remained operational ever since! Being one of the only operational rides of its kind in UK, and one of eight in the world, one must try it out. Interestingly enough, a 'brakeman' is required to ride with the train to control the speed of the roller coaster as there are no brakes on the track! It also holds a record for being the second tallest and the second fastest wooden roller coaster in UK. If you are the kind who is not terrified with simulated adventure, a ride on this historical roller coaster is a definite must!
Located right in the middle of Great Yarmouth, St Mary' s Church is a christian place of worship from the 18th century. Initially overlooked by the Society of Jesus and also built by them in 1848, it was later taken over by the Diocese of Anglia who run the church to date. The structure was designed by renowned architect Joseph John Scoles and cost about 10,000 Euros. The interiors of this church boast of gorgeous stained glass windows that allow the rays of the sun to dance around in various colors. The stained glass was made by the famous Franz Mayer & Co and also installed by them between 1860 and 1890. This structure is known to be the most famous and also the only parish church in the town.
Also known as the Nelson's Monument, this is a commemorative column built in memory of Admiral Horatio Nelson. The tower is situated on the Denes in Great Yarmouth, England. Erected in 1800s, it was designed by the architect William Wilkins. James Sharman, who was a member of the crew of the Victory, became the first custodian of this monument. It is known as the Britannia Monument as the statue of Britannia stands atop a globe on the tower, inscribed with the motto from Nelson's coat of arms.
The town of Great Yarmouth is also known in the UK for it's large port, the Great Yarmouth Outer Harbour. This project though proposed to be built long time back, was only commissioned in 2007. The reason behind building a large outer harbour was for big ships like container vessels to be able to dock and unload. The project was successful as the first dock and unloading was done in 2009. Ever since the day the first vessel docked, this harbour has been busy throughout the year.
Lighthouses and watch towers have always played an inherent part in the field of navigation as a boat or ships docking at any port depends on the direction the lighthouse emits. The Gorleston South Pier Lighthouse is a coast watch station as well, this structure was built in 1955 and has been operational throughout the year. Another lighthouse was previously located on the same site from 1852 to 1955. This coast watch station is quite important as it has to be alert for the HM coast guard.
Bradwell is a village located in Great Yarmouth. It is a destination for visitors in the surrounding areas because it is developed and looked almost urban-like. This parish is also known for it's distinguished schooling system and pedagogical curriculum. This parish, with a population of about 10,000 is proud of their schooling system with schools like Hillside Primary School, Lynn Grove High, etc. The Old Community which, which was once the parish's only school now serves as a clubs and activity center. The library is located in the community center. The bi-annual newspaper of the parish is called ‘The Bradwellian’ and is delivered to ever household within the community.
Caister-on-Sea in Norfolk, England is one of the most popular seaside holiday destinations falling on the “Golden Mile.” The beautiful village is replete with wide, pristine beaches, quaint little cafés and pubs, and a plethora of attractions for the whole family to enjoy such as the Caister Castle and Motor Museum, and the famous Caister offshore lifeboat station. The town is also of prime historical importance and is dotted with fascinating Roman remains which are managed by English Heritage and date back to the 1st Century CE. Being a fun-filled tourist hot-spot the village offers numerous comfortable options as accommodation ranging from hotels and cottages to camping parks and bed and breakfasts, all ideal for the entire family.
A shoal on the shore starting from the Caister to the south of Great Yarmouth, this sandbank is quite well known locally and in the surrounding areas. The shore is stretched across 6.4 kilometers (4 miles), it is made up of the North, Middle and South Scroby. This area is made up of many smaller shoals of which Scroby is the largest. The northern end of the shoal gets deeper while the southern tip remains shallow and broader than the rest of it. These sands have always been more popular for the ship wrecks that they contain.
Known to be one of Norfolk's tallest mill, the Berney Arms Mill is located just about four miles away from the town of Great Yarmouth. The mill was founded and built in 1865 to use and grind cement clinker. It was used for this purpose only until 1880 after which it was used as a drainage mill from 1883. After being used to drain out the marshy land in its surrounding, the Berney Arms Windmill was finally shut down in 1948. The structure was reopened after a series of restoration work in 2009. It is now open to public but is not accessible by road, but can be visited through a pre-booked group tour.
A well known sea-side village close to Great Yarmouth, Hopton-on-sea is a scenic place with much to do. This place plays host to an annual World Indoor Bowlers Championship that takes place in the month of January. Also, the village is equipped with holiday parks, amusement arcades and a couple of local pubs that are warm and friendly. Visit Hopton-on-sea for a nice quaint holiday or day visit.
Vauxhall Holiday Park is meant for holidaymakers. No matter what your budget is, this massive touring park has something for everyone. From accommodations that include chalets, caravans and pitches to amusement parks like the Indoor Tropical Waterworld, Treehouse Adventure Playground, Splash Zone and spa treatments, there is lots going on in this fun zone. Enjoy the feast laid out at The Reedcutters Restaurant & Carvery, their on-site eatery. While Regency Room is for the entire family where you get a dose of live music, comedy and more, V-Lounge is a cozy club for those who are 18 years and above. Explore Great Yarmouth with this holiday park as your base. You can be sure of a memorable time with family and friends.