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Yarmouth UK vs. Yarmouth US: Where would you rather live?

PUBLISHED: 13:04 05 September 2016 | UPDATED: 13:27 05 September 2016

Doughnuts in GY, UK and Yarmouth, Maine.

Doughnuts in GY, UK and Yarmouth, Maine.

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Despite sharing a name, (Great) Yarmouth in Norfolk is a world apart from Yarmouth in the northeasternmost US state, Maine. Despite the 14 hour transatlantic flight between them they are both coastal towns, but only one is home to Pleasure Beach!

Yarmouth Britanna Pier Theatre and Yarmouth, Maine Music CenterYarmouth Britanna Pier Theatre and Yarmouth, Maine Music Center

Britannia Pier Theatre, UK v Music Center, US.

Public Library  in GY, UK and Yarmouth, Maine.Public Library in GY, UK and Yarmouth, Maine.

Public Library, UK v Public Library, US.

Main Cross Street in GY, UK and Main Street in Yarmouth, Maine.Main Cross Street in GY, UK and Main Street in Yarmouth, Maine.

Main Cross Street, UK v Main Street, US.

Market place  in GY, UK and Yarmouth, Maine.Market place in GY, UK and Yarmouth, Maine.

Marketplace, UK v Marketplace, US.

Bars in GY, UK and Yarmouth, Maine.Bars in GY, UK and Yarmouth, Maine.

Mission Bar, UK v Muddy Rudder Bar, US.

Coastline in GY, UK and Yarmouth, Maine.Coastline in GY, UK and Yarmouth, Maine.

Beach, UK v Coastline, US.

Yarmouth Dunkin DoughnutsYarmouth Dunkin Doughnuts

Hot Doughnuts, UK v Dunkin’ Donuts, US.

Town Halls  in GY, UK and Yarmouth, Maine.Town Halls in GY, UK and Yarmouth, Maine.

Town Hall, UK v Town Office, US.

Typical StreetsTypical Streets

Apsley Road, UK v Elm Street, US.

Church in GY, UK and Yarmouth, Maine.Church in GY, UK and Yarmouth, Maine.

Great Yarmouth Minster, UK v Sacred Heart Catholic Church, US.

Learn more:

The original area of North Yarmouth was settled three times, firstly by European settlers William Royall and John Cousins before being divided in into several areas, one of which in 1849 was the Yarmouth we see today.

Yarmouth is best-known for it’s Clam Festival that has been held every year since 1965 as well as maintaing it’s historical character with a Main Street that is evocative of times gone by.

Yarmouth, Maine truely is a quintessential American town.

Population:

Yarmouth, UK: 97,800 (2014)

Yarmouth, Maine, US: 8,509 (est’ 2014)

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