Reasons to be proud of Great Yarmouth's heritage, culture and attractions
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Great Yarmouth has lost out in its bid to become a City of Culture in 2025.
Here are some of the reasons why we should all be proud of Great Yarmouth's cultural offering:
The seafront building was built in 1903 and is Britain's sole surviving circus building.
The Out There Festival
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The festival sees tens of thousands of people visit the town to enjoy all manner of bizarre circus-themed fun from around the world.
This year's festival saw 42 acts from nine different countries perform in front of large crowds, with St George's Park being the central location for the event.
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One of the most popular attractions along the Golden Mile, Joyland has provided generations of fun for families who have taken rides on its famous snails over the years.
The Minster hosts concerts and events, such as college graduations and a Christmas fair, and its tranquil surrounds provide solace for visitors.
The church was rebuilt after a German bombing raid in the Second World War and was reconsecrated in 1961 by the Bishop of Norwich.
The Pleasure Beach
Famous for its wooden rollercoaster and gallopers, the Pleasure Beach is another Golden Mile stalwart that is a firm favourite with holidaymakers and local families looking for a fun day out.
its website says: "Spread over nine acres, Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach offers huge family fun, full throttle white-knuckle rides to exhilarate and thrill and fun rides to keep the children happy for hours."
The Time and Tide Museum
The museum's galleries tell the story of Great Yarmouth from sandbank to thriving port and seaside resort.
From October 15 it is hosting The Wonderful World of the Ladybird Books Artists display. It features hundreds of vintage Ladybird books and original watercolour illustrations, curated by Ladybird Book expert Helen Day.
Yarmouth's Town Wall is thought to be the second most complete medieval wall in the country and there is a tour available for it across the town.
Permission to enclose the town with walls and a ditch was granted by Henry III in 1261 but work did not start until 24 years later.