Nestled in the heart of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, the Nelson Hotel is a true gem of a seaside…
See sharks and brightly coloured clownfish, jellyfish, lobsters, penguins and dwarf crocodiles at Sea Life, located right on the seafront. Many of the species are endangered and have been rescued, or have been bred as part of a conservation project. The centre supports conservation around the world, and is actively involved with seahorse breeding programmes and rescuing seals and other creatures. There’s an adoption scheme if you or your family want to become more involved in the life of a sea creature.
Facilities – at a glance
Assist dogs allowed
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, daily from 10
Also in the area
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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