Coach holidays to Great Yarmouth
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Having been a flourishing coastal resort since 1760, the once major fishing port of Great Yarmouth has perfected the seaside experience down to a tee. With flashing arcades, seafront illuminations, two lively piers and a popular pleasure beach sporting over 70 rides from fairground classics to speedier white-knuckle affairs, flower gardens and mini-golf, coach holidays to Great Yarmouth have plenty to keep visitors occupied.
Plastic windmills and candy-floss aside, Great Yarmouth has two promenades perfect for embarking on a relaxing stroll, plus 15 miles of sandy beaches to relax on. Maritime heritage also features, with nearby Burnham Thorpe being the birthplace of Lord Nelson. On a coach trip here, you can visit the Norfolk Nelson Museum in South Quay to survey the Trafalgar Drape used in Nelson's funeral, then head to the South Denes area to see Nelson's column, erected some 21 years before it's more famous counterpart in Trafalgar Square.
In addition to return coach travel and a stay at a good quality hotel in resort, usually with some evening entertainment, most Great Yarmouth coach holidays will feature excursions to popular tourist spots within easy reach. The Norfolk Broads, seafood-renowned Cromer and the Queen's private estate of Sandringham are all available options.
For more information about Great Yarmouth you can visit the official tourism website at great-yarmouth.co.uk
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Things to do
There are a few things to do in Great Yarmouth whilst staying here. Some things to think about may include:
The Pleasure Beach
A visit to the Pleasure Beach is a must for people of all ages and there are rides for everyone. Rated in the top 10 of all leisure parks in the country, entrance is free of charge - you just need to pay for any rides that you would like to go on!
Great Yarmouth has not only one but two piers; Britannia Pier and Wellington Pier. Wellington Pier is the smaller of the two piers but has amusement arcades, bowling and for the over 18's a casino to keep you entertained. Britannia Pier is the second of Great Yarmouth's Piers offering live theatre shows, bars, amusements and rides, as well as a number of cafes and restaurants.
Tide and Time Museum
Discover the history and stories behind Great Yarmouth in this fascinating museum. Set in a Victorian Herring curing works, experience life through the ages in this interactive museum that is great for both children and adults alike.
Great Yarmouth Potteries
This hidden gem is a fully working pottery so you may see someone working on the potter's wheel or glazing or firing the finished product. This is not just a pottery but is also a herring smoking museum and home to a gallery of maritime paintings, sculptors and carvings.
To help you have an enjoyable holiday in England, please take a look at these useful tips and advice provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office:
Health and Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is recommended by all our tour operators and for some operators it is a condition of booking. When choosing a travel insurance please ensure it fully covers all your personal requirements including pre-existing medical conditions, cancellation charges, medical expenses, and repatriation in the event of accident or illness. As a British citizen you will obviously be entitled to free emergency health care on the NHS.
If you are visiting England from outside the United Kingdom and fall ill or are involved in an accident and are from an EU country or Switzerland, you can use a valid EHIC issued by your home country to access healthcare. Please note this is not an alternative to travel insurance. Comprehensive travel insurance is advised for nationalities planning on visiting the UK.
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If you need to contact the emergency services whilst in the UK simply dial 999 or 112 to ask for an ambulance.
The United Kingdom is a safe place to visit, however, as with all countries please exercise common sense. Petty crime can occur so take your usual precautions such as not leaving luggage unattended, beware of pickpockets in tourist areas and leave valuables in the hotel safe.
Local Laws and Customs
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If you are visiting from outside of the United Kingdom, it is wise to check customs requirements before you travel. If you are planning to bring alcohol, tobacco or souvenirs into the country, you need to be familiar with the UK's custom laws. If you go over your allowances, you may have to pay tax or duty. It is worth checking the HM Revenues and Customs website before you travel.
UK Entry Requirements
When travelling between the UK, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man you may need to show a Border Force officer a document confirming your identity. In most cases an official form of identification such as a driver's license or an armed forces identity card will be ok. However, some airlines will insist you show a passport so please check before you travel.
If you’re from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein you can enter the UK with one of the following identity documents: a passport, an Irish passport card or a national identity card issued by an EU country, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, if you’re eligible to use one. The identity document should be valid for the whole of your stay.
If you’re from outside the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, you must have a valid passport to enter the UK. It should be valid for the whole of your stay. You may also need a visa, depending on which country you’re from. Please check here if a visa is required before you travel.