Five Great Yarmouth landmarks which have had the Google Earth treatment

PUBLISHED: 12:57 01 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:31 01 October 2018

St George's Theatre, Great Yarmouth. Picture: Google Earth

St George's Theatre, Great Yarmouth. Picture: Google Earth


Since launching nearly 17 years, Google Earth has been turning satellite pictures of the planet into spectacular 3D images.

Yarmouth Minster, Great Yarmouth. Picture: Google EarthYarmouth Minster, Great Yarmouth. Picture: Google Earth

And while world famous landmarks including the Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat and Sydney Opera House are yet to get the full 3D treatment, one place that has is Great Yarmouth.

Users can fly over the town and observe its sights from a unique perspective - including these five Great Yarmouth icons:

St George’s Theatre

The theatre was commissioned in 1714, and restored in 2009.

The Winter Gardens and Wellington Pier, Great Yarmouth. Picture: Google EarthThe Winter Gardens and Wellington Pier, Great Yarmouth. Picture: Google Earth

The Minster

The Minster Church of St Nicholas was founded in 1101 by Herbert de Losinga, Bishop of Norwich.

The Winter Gardens and Wellington Pier

Shown looking towards Yarmouth’s beach, the Winter Gardens was brought to the town in 1904, having been built in Torquay. It has just been added to English Heritage’s At Risk Register. Wellington Pier opened in 1853.

The Naval Hospital, Great Yarmouth.The Naval Hospital, Great Yarmouth.

Royal Naval Hospital

Commissioned in 1806, the hospital was built to treat the sick and wounded of the North Sea Fleet during the Napoleonic Wars. It closed as a hospital in 1994 and is now residential accommodation.

Nelson’s Monument

The monument to Norfolk’s hero, Lord Horatio Nelson, was built from 1817-1819 and commemorates the Admiral’s four great naval victories - The Nile, Copenhagen, St Vincent, and Trafalgar.

Nelson's Column, Great Yarmouth. Picture: Google EarthNelson's Column, Great Yarmouth. Picture: Google Earth

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