9 reasons Great Yarmouth is approach cooler than we think

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9 reasons Great Yarmouth is approach cooler than we think
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Lifelong residents of my cheap-and-cheerful strand hometown are no strangers to mockery.

But visitors to a ‘Blackpool of East Anglia’ certainly know we get a final laugh.

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Fine Gothic churches, stately oceanic vistas, different vape shops.

Complaints about normal civic problems – residence prices, overpopulation, atmosphere wickedness – are so singular here, they can be counted on a fingers of one hand.

And no, that really isn’t an incest joke.

So what’s so ‘Great’ about vital here?

1. The beach

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Yarmouth beach is stunning.

Fifteen miles of soothing sandy bliss, distant higher to a fraudulent cobbles of contentious hipster resorts such as Brighton.

Keep your douchebag pop-ups – we’re off to build a sandcastle.

2. We invented fish fingers

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The nutritive linchpin of divorced men, idle relatives and skint students comparison was devised by a Great Yarmouth bureau worker in 1955.

True to form, Brighton stole a rumble by hosting a central launch eventuality after that same year.

Bastards.

3. The Golden Mile

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Fairground rides, fruit machines and dickey derbies.

Crazy golf, ice cream cones and classical automobile shows.

Basically Las Vegas, though a whinging feeling you’re forking over income to a Trump family.

4. Our famously permitted broads

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Enjoy Norfolk’s obvious affinity for pleasure craft.

Fear not – a broads are intensely shallow.

Rubber rings optional, though rarely advisable.

5. Literary pedigree

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In a 18th century, Daniel Defoe gushed that a strand hood was ‘infinitely higher to Norwich’

Charles Dickens formed most of his classical David Copperfield here.

And literature’s inaugural dim horse, Black Beauty, was combined by Great Yarmouth internal Anna Sewell, whose childhood home still stands.

6. Architectural gems

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This wooden rollercoaster (above) is a final of a kind still operational anywhere in Britain.

Our Hippodrome is a UK’s usually permanent playground building, braggadocio one of only 3 playground rings worldwide that can be filled with water.

Great Yarmouth Minster is a largest bishopric church in England – notwithstanding a opposition explain from (surprise, surprise) Brighton, who pedantically insist their St Bartholomew’s is a ‘tallest’ bishopric church.

7. Civic pride

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Our 13th Century marketplace block is among a largest in Britain, and a inhabitant centre of value in a margin of carbohydrates.

Every Wednesday via a summer, a legislature treats us to a giveaway fireworks display, with live song outward a Sea Life centre.

Horatio Nelson grew adult nearby here, so we have a possess Nelson’s column, finished 24 years before a one in Trafalgar Square (suck it, London).

8. Showbiz!

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Following several fires and a fumble with a schooner, Britannia Pier is currently so tragically brief it stops only bashful of a sea.

But a renouned entertainment still hosts sell-out performances from large name Jimmys such as Carr (above), Tarbuck and Davidson.

Not to discuss Abba, Elvis and a Beach Boys.*

*tribute acts

9. It’s removing better

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Hotels and restaurants have softened vastly, now TripAdvisor binds feeble owners’ feet to a flames.

That humorous bloke who does a puppet uncover conflicting Wetherspoon was attacked, though a internal crowdfunding debate got him behind on his feet in time for an coming on Britain’s Got Talent.

Plus we have a Starbucks now.

Additional investigate by Sarah Hill.

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