Great Yarmouth Row Houses & Greyfriars' Cloister



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Known as the Rows, these narrow passageways ran inland from the quayside and were lined with the homes of fishermen. Today, few of the 17th-century houses remain, but the Old Merchant’s House, owned by English Heritage, has been converted into a museum, and is open to the public. These houses are unique to Great Yarmouth. Guided walking tours explain how the rich and poor lived in these properties through history. The tours also visit the remains of a Franciscan friary, Greyfriars’ Cloister, which has some rare early wall-paintings.

Great Yarmouth Row Houses & Greyfriars' Cloister


  • Parking nearby
  • Facilities: Induction loops, ramp to gift house, induction loops
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Please see website for opening times. Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan

About the area

Discover Norfolk

The North Norfolk Coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and probably the finest of its kind in Europe. Here you’ll find a string of quaint villages and small towns – Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea are 21st-century favourites, while Sheringham and Cromer are classic examples of a good old-fashioned seaside resort where grand Victorian hotels look out to sea. Further round the coast you'll find Great Yarmouth, one of the most popular resorts in the UK and packed full of amusements, shops and seashore entertainment. And let's not forget Norwich, the region's only city.

Norfolk prides itself on its wealth of historic houses, the most famous being Sandringham, where Her Majesty the Queen and her family spend Christmas. Many of Norfolk’s towns have a particular charm and a strong sense of community. The quiet market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham are prime examples, as well as Thetford, with its popular museum focusing on the TV comedy series Dad’s Army which was filmed in the area.

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