GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK
Yarmouth’s Hippodrome, which opened its doors for the first time in 1903, is an institution. Housed in the last remaining purpose-built circus building in England, and one of only a few left in the world, it has a programme of summer circus and water shows that are simply spectacular. In winter you may catch an opera or concert. There’s a small museum, the Hippodrome Circus Museum, where you can see props and old photographs. Opening times are the same as for the box office.
- Opening Times: Box office open Mon–Sat 10–4 (8 on performance days) and Sun 10–7 during summer and Christmas seasons. Shows 2.30 and 7.30 (can vary)
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About the area
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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