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You may think it's all about the seaside at Great Yarmouth, with miles of golden sands, two traditional piers, amusements arcades and more chip shops than you can shake a stick of rock at, and you'd be half right. Yes, the Norfolk resort is as popular as it was in the late 18th century, but now there's much more than sand to get stuck into, from the beauty of the Broads to the hustle and bustle of the Market Place.

Trains to Great Yarmouth arrive north of the town centre, about a mile away from the Golden Mile itself, as the seafront is known. It's a pleasant stroll to the front, stopping off at the stalls in the large Market Place, which is open six days a week, nipping into the Market Gates shopping centre and Victoria Arcade and browsing along Regent Road.

The Britannia Pier, home to one of the last end-of-the-pier theatres in England, is up this end of the beach, too. Once you reach the sea, there's a wide esplanade and a seemingly endless line-up of amusements to suit all tastes, from the traditional arcades and crazy golf to ten-pin bowling and boat trips.

Roughly in the middle of the Golden Mile, on Marine Parade is the Sea Life Centre and Wellington Pier, and at the southern end, you'll find the ever-popular Merrivale Model Village and the Pleasure Beach, where 1.4 million visitors a year scream if they want to go faster.

To make the most of the great outdoors, head east to discover the network of waterways that make up the Norfolk Broads or indulge in some wildlife watching and see if you can spot the many species of birds that make this area their home during migration.

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