I've holidayed several times in Greater Yarmouth, including in Autumn, and had an amazing time. It may not have the heat to lounge on the beach in your swimwear, but it has loads to offer to couples or families, indoor or out.
Here is a guest post from the Greater Yarmouth Official Tourism Website telling you about some of the places you could choose to visit, and where you can find their amazing giveaway to win a fabulous week long holiday for your entire family..
If you come to Great Yarmouth by car and travel down the Acle Straight,
the flat landscape is dotted with more than a dozen traditional
windmills under the huge open sky as you head towards the sea.
This marshy wetland relies on drainage mills to pump water from marshes
into dykes so that animals can still graze on the land in winter. Today
these pumps are electric, but in the 1800's more than 240 drainage mills
could be found all over the Broads. 74 mills survive today, although
many are now in ruins. There were three very different types of drainage
mill, a trestle mill, a hollow post mill and the more common tower
Drainage mills had a fantail or tail pole with a mechanism to turn the
sails into the wind and a mechanism to pump water, either a scoop wheel,
plunger pump, or turbine. The mills transferred power from the turning
sails through two sets of gears to an internal shaft. These shafts
usually powered scoop wheels which scoop up collected water from low
lying dykes and deposit it into higher level rivers which transported
the water out to sea at Great Yarmouth.
Later mills were often fitted
with centrifugal pumps, known as turbines, which lifted water in a
similar way to the effect of stirring a cup of tea very quickly.
In the area surrounding Great Yarmouth you can visit two tower drainage
mills, one at Thurne and the other at Berney Marshes and a trestle mill
at St. Olaves, to the south of Great Yarmouth. There's also a restored
post mill at Thrigby which can be visited by appointment only.
To find out more about the history of wind power in the area, a visit to
the Wind Energy Museum at Repps-with-Bastwick on one of their open days
is a fascinating insight into the history of these amazing machines.
It may be that our long tradition of harnessing of the wind to power
machines is what inspired local residents to take the Scroby Sands and
later Blood Hills wind farms to their hearts. Great Yarmouth was and
still is proud to be the home of the very first off-shore wind farm in
If you would like to see these amazing windmills for yourself, and visit some of the other attractions in the Greater Yarmouth area, Greater Yarmouth Official Tourist Website have launched a fabulous competition to win a seven night holiday staying at
Haven Seashore for up to eight people in 2016.
The prize also includes a huge bundle of attraction
passes including SEALIFE Centre, Merrivale Model Village, Great
Yarmouth Pleasure Beach, Thrigby Hall and the Hippodrome Circus plus
The 2016 holiday and passes bundle giveaway can be found here.....
Best of luck!