Britannia Pier

Britannia Pier

Britannia Pier

The two Great Yarmouth Piers - Britannia Pier and Wellington Pier - are packed with family fun amusements, fairground style rides, great bars and cafes, theatres, bowling centres and more. Britannia Pier overlooking Central Beach and the Golden Mile has a modern amusement arcade with cutting edge video games and simulator rides plus its own theatre.Pier kiosks and shops selling everything from candy floss and doughnuts to novelty gifts and teddy bears at the Teddy Bear Factory run the full length of the pier.

Wellington Pier

Wellington Pier in Great Yarmouth overlooks South Beach and also includes a modern amusement arcade and the popular Wellington Bowl attraction. Family bars and cafes feature on both of Great Yarmouth's spectacular family fun piers.

Wellington Pier

Wellington Pier

Great Yarmouth Pier History

Britannia Pier and Wellington Pier have a long seaside history in the resort. The original wooden Britannia Pier first opened in 1858 but was replaced with a wooden and steel pier which opened in 1902. The current fourth pavilion theatre on Britannia Pier dates from 1958 - this one replaced several former pier theatres destroyed by fire. See great historic old photographs of Britannia Pier on the pier's website.

The iconic Grade II Listed Winter Gardens Great Yarmouth

The iconic Grade II Listed Winter Gardens Great Yarmouth

The original Wellington Pier on Marine Parade opened in 1853 but was rebuilt in 1858. A new Pavilion followed in 1903 as well as one of Great Yarmouth's historic seaside treasures Winter Gardens which came here from Torquay. The Grade II Listed Winter Gardens is a rare surviving cast iron glass house from the Edwardian era. Restoration to preserve this rare seaside glass house treasure is soon to be highlighted in BBC documentaries.

Accommodation in Great Yarmouth

  • Hemsby   (6.3 miles from the centre of Great Yarmouth)
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    Hoseasons Hemsby Beach Holiday Village near Great Yarmouth ideal for fun family beach holidays with special offers & short break deals available.
     
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  • Near Great Yarmouth   (4.6 miles from the centre of Great Yarmouth)
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    Family friendly Holiday Park in Norfolk with direct beach access, onsite leisure facilities & extensive entertainment programme. Short breaks available. Onsite Papa John's Pizza.
     
  • Gorleston   (3.6 miles from the centre of Great Yarmouth)
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    Well appointed Great Yarmouth hotel with newly refurbished double rooms & family accommodation for up to 2 adults & 2 children. Free parking, onsite bar/ cafe, Wi-Fi.
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