Metro website says Great Yarmouth is “way cooler than you think”

PUBLISHED: 14:20 31 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:20 31 July 2017

People enjoying the weather and the rides at the Pleasure Beach as it opens for the first day of the season in Great Yarmouth.
March 2014.

Picture: James Bass

People enjoying the weather and the rides at the Pleasure Beach as it opens for the first day of the season in Great Yarmouth. March 2014. Picture: James Bass

Archant Norfolk © 2014

A writer for a national newspaper has said Great Yarmouth is “way cooler than you think”.

The Metro newspaper, which is read by millions of people a month online and in print, featured the resort on its site.

A piece was published this weekend by journalist Andy Hill called 9 reasons Great Yarmouth is way cooler than you think.

The reasons he listed were:

1. The beach - which he said was better than Brigton’s

2. We invented fish fingers - the idea was formed by a Yarmouth-based factory worker in 1955

3. The Golden Mile - “Basically Las Vegas, without the nagging feeling you’re forking over money to the Trump family”

4. Our famously accessible broads - there is a “well-known fondness for pleasure craft”

5. Literary pedigree - Charles Dickens based much of his classic David Copperfield here

6. Architectural gems - The last wooden rollercoaster is based here at the Pleasure Beach

7. Civic pride - The 13th Century market square is among the largest in Britain

8. Showbiz! - Entertainers like Jimmy Carr and Jimmy Tarbuck are performing here this summer

9. It’s getting better - Hotels and restaurants have “improved vastly”

* Let us know in the comments what you think the best things about Great Yarmouth are.

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