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Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Great Yarmouth, often known to locals as Yarmouth, is a coastal town in Norfolk, England. It is located at the mouth of the River Yare, 20 miles east of Norwich. It has been a seaside resort since 1760, and is the gateway from the Norfolk Broads to the sea. For hundreds of years it was a major fishing port, depending mainly on the herring fishery, but its fishing industry suffered a steep decline in the second half of the 20th century, and has now all but disappeared.
DistrictGreat Yarmouth
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTG5207
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code+44 (0)1493

Other names by which Great Yarmouth, Norfolk has been known in the past

Gar Muth ~ Lier Muth ~ Yarmouth ~ Yarmouth Great

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Great Yarmouth, mun. bor. and par., Norfolk and Suffolk; P.O., T.O. See YARMOUTH.

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