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Over the past 20 years or so, artworks have appeared out of the blue on walls, streets and bridges all around the world. At first nobody knew who was responsible. Then a mysterious artist known only as Banksy claimed responsibility and the hunt was on to discover his identity. There has been lots of speculation over who he is but as yet, nobody has cracked it – and if they have, none of the sugges...

One of the main reasons many of our guests come to see us time and time again is that this corner of Norfolk has loads and loads of lovely space – and that’s just what we all need right now as we emerge from a year cooped up in lockdowns. It’s been a long time since we saw some of you and can’t wait until April 12 when we will be greeting our first visitors of 2021! Restrictions may be in place fo...

Fancy a cup of tea and a biscuit?  What about a piece of cake… perhaps a scone… or maybe a crumpet… or a muffin...? Or how about a proper afternoon tea? That most quintessential of English customs has recently enjoyed a resurgence, tempting us with naughty treats and turning an ordinary afternoon into a special occasion. While the custom of drinking tea goes back millennia to ancient China, King C...

Roll up, roll up, for a story about the greatest show on earth – well, Great Yamouth… the story of the world famous Hippodrome Circus! Built in 1903 by the legendary showman George Gilbert, the Great Yarmouth Hippodrome was one of many purpose-built circus buildings put up around the country at a time when circuses were the number one form of entertainment. There were six in Great Yarmouth alone, ...

The First World War had not long ended, jobs were in short supply and men needed work. The country embarked on a programme of building parks and other attractions, cheering up the country in difficult times and providing paid employment for hundreds of thousands of people. Gt Yarmouth was no exception to this, and in the 1920s work began on public pleasure gardens, a bowling green, yachting ponds ...