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Guided Heritage Walks

Great Yarmouth, England
+44 1493 846346
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great nights walk

we went on the gorey stories on a wicked walk tour. it was very informative and interesting with... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
Charlotte T
Harlow, United Kingdom
Gory Walk

Becky, our guide was brilliant. She knew her stuff, was very animated and executed the walk at a... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2016
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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Guided walks focusing on the rich cultural heritage of the Great Yarmouth borough are available from April to October. The fascinating programme is run by Great Yarmouth Borough Council around some beautiful historic buildings and other places of interest, led by fully-trained volunteer heritage guides. There are five regular guided walks, taking place from April through to October plus a number of holiday specials which include some very different tours. REGULAR WALKS INCLUDE: • Glorious memories of the Golden Mile, set between the two piers, focuses on the fascinating story of life in the famous seaside resort Great Yarmouth over the past 250 years, encompassing famous visitors and residents, as well as historic buildings. • Quayside and Seaside at Gorleston-on-Sea starts at the beautiful promenade and explores the stories and local history of Gorleston’s historic seafront, including the demise of the elegant, turreted Victorian hotel, how the pier came to be and where the lido was. • Medieval Town Wall provides the opportunity for people to explore this Scheduled Ancient Monument, which dates from the 14th century and is the second best preserved medieval town wall in England, after York. • Rows, Fishwives and Red Herrings tells the tale of in Great Yarmouth’s historic alleyways, and the people who lived and worked in them, in addition to taking in historic South Quay, the rise and fall of the herring industry and its importance in the town’s growth. • Spectacular Spectres is a spectral walk in and around the town centre, where you will hear ghastly tales of monks and mummies, learn all about the notorious black shuck and find out which public houses have spirits other than Rum and Whisky on offer. • Gory Stories on a Wicked Walk focuses on the murders that took place in the Rows and the press gangs that would tour the town’s brothels, as well as stories of the stocks and pillory, whippings and hangings. Walks usually take place on Sundays, Tuesday, plus Thursdays in August. Walks usually start at 2pm unless they are an evening walk starting at 7pm. Please see the website for the full timetable. No unaccompanied children can be taken on any walk.
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27 Aug 2016
“great nights walk”
29 Jun 2016
“Gory Walk”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Great Yarmouth, England
+44 1493 846346
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

we went on the gorey stories on a wicked walk tour. it was very informative and interesting with quite a lot of humour. the guide was cheery and encouraged interaction with the group. would have been better if costumes had been used but this may...More

Thank Charlotte T
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Becky, our guide was brilliant. She knew her stuff, was very animated and executed the walk at a great pace. Found out lots about GY I never knew.

Thank gillhak
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This was a great walk and Becci our guide made the whole walk very interesting so if you want to know about the darker side of Great Yarmouth this walk is a must

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

The guide Anthony was amazing and the walk was so amazing So many new discoveries on a walk I have done so so many times Highly recommend these walks to all

1  Thank Paul L
Reviewed 21 August 2015

The very best way to see the real Great Yarmouth behind the tawdry amusements and fast food outlets that we have always associated with Gt Yarmouth

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 28 June 2015

I try to go to Great Yarmouth at least once a year as I enjoy walking around looking at the old buildings and narrow streets. I feel transfixed into thinking how hard the life of a fisherman would have been here? The buildings, streets and...More

Thank Denise S
Reviewed 31 July 2013

I can't recommend these enough. The guide was a very friendly, and fit, 84 year old local man that spent 2 hours showing us the beautiful architecture of Great Yarmouth and telling us it's fascinating tales. A real gem!

4  Thank TravellerC8175IN
Reviewed 12 December 2012

Theres so much more to see than the seafront, the guided walks are excellent for finding out about the fascinating history of Great Yarmouth. The tales of Boddy Snatchers and life in the rows as well as the fishing industry are excellent and good value...More

2  Thank golfjon
Reviewed 10 July 2012

i enjoyed the walk to such an extent that i went 3 or 4 times, and still found bits that i'd missed each time i went round, and found the guide really helpful and knowledgeable, will certainly go round again and again

3  Thank susan r
Reviewed 29 May 2011

We went on a Heritahge Walk in Grteat Yarmouth this weekend and found it fascinating.. THe guide was not only very knowledgable but extremely personalble. By the end of the walkk, us 9 stangers felt as if we'd got to know each other as well...More

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