Friday, 14 August 2015

Great Yarmouth Heritage Walks – Summer Holiday Special – Gorey Stories

Great Yarmouth - Marine Parade
Discover ‘Gorey Stories on a Wicked Walk’ on a special Summer Holiday Heritage Walk in Great Yarmouth on Wednesday, August 26. The walk starts at 2pm from the Fishermen’s Hospital Gates in the Market Place and lasts up to two hours.

Places must be booked in advance on 01493 846346, or at Great Yarmouth Tourist Information Centre, Marine Parade. Prices: £6.50 adults, £4 children (7-16), under 7 free, price includes refreshments in the Star Hotel.  Twenty maximum on the walk, so book early (10 minimum for guided walk to take place).

Great Yarmouth has had its fair share of tall stories and unpleasant goings-on. Hear tales of body snatchers, disasters, murders in the Rows and the visit of the Witch Finder General. The walk finishes with fascinating findings at the Star Hotel.

The regular programme of guided Heritage Walks continues with ‘On the Warpath: Piers and Bombs’, on Sunday, August 23. This walk covers the Victorian piers and the former jetty from which Nelson embarked for the Battle of Copenhagen, and also looks at the impact of the two World Wars with army billets, sea defences and digging for victory in the seafront flowerbeds.

The walk starts from in front of the Wellington Pier. Just turn up on the day and pay the guide: adults £3.75, children (7-16) £1.50 and under 7 free.  

For details of Great Yarmouth’s full programme of Heritage Walks see
www.heritage-walks.co.uk, or pick up a leaflet at Great Yarmouth Tourist Information Centre.