Drone footage has been released of a replica Spanish Galleon bidding farewell to a seaside town after calling it home for two weeks. 

Since the Galeón Andalucía arrived at Great Yarmouth's South Quay, thousands have visited the 'incredible' tall ship. 

She fired a cannon in appreciation to the hundreds of those wishing her a fond farewell as she left Great Yarmouth yesterday (June 11).

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The replica ship - whose design is similar to ships that dominated global waters throughout the 16th to the 18th centuries - is now bound for the Netherlands before returning to British waters later in the week.

Hundreds of people waved the tall ship goodbye as she passed along the River Yare and onto the open sea.

Paul Snepp, from Winterton, visited Quay Road to catch a glimpse of the Galeon in action.

"It's been great seeing it moored on the South Quay and it was clearly very popular for visitors and locals.

"We get tall ships fairly often, but it's always amazing when they stay a little bit longer so more people can enjoy them.

"It's been lovely to see."