Thursday, 10 April 2014

Great Yarmouth Guided Heritage Walks – Easter Holiday Special – April 23

Great Yarmouth’s Guided Heritage Walks season kicks off with Gorleston Dolphins, an Easter Holiday Special on Wednesday, April 23 at 2pm.

Explore the ‘west bank’ of the River Yare in Gorleston-on-Sea, where fishing boats used to moor on the wooden jetties called dolphins, and find out how Gorleston changed in the 19th century from a small fishing and farming village to a thriving seaside town. The walk includes refreshments at Gorleston Pavilion Theatre and a look inside the auditorium of this beautiful Edwardian building.

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre
Gorleston Dolphins starts at 2pm from the Dock Tavern Lane entrance to Morrisons, Gorleston and lasts approx. 1½ to 2 hours.  Places must be booked in advance, t. 01493 846346, or visit Great Yarmouth Tourist Information Centre, Marine Parade. Prices: £6.50 adults, £4 children (7-16), under 7’s free, price includes refreshments at Gorleston Pavilion.  Twenty maximum on the walk, so book early (10 minimum for guided walk to take place).

The regular Guided Heritage Walks programme begins on Sunday, May 11 with Rows, Fishwives and Bodysnatchers. For further information, download the Heritage Walks leaflet from www.heritage-walks.co.uk, or pick up a leaflet at Great Yarmouth Tourist Information Centre.