Great Yarmouth, Great Yarmouth town walls

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Many people are surprised to hear that Great Yarmouth possesses one of the most complete medieval town walls in the country. In 1261 King Henry III granted Yarmouth the right to build a town wall and large sections of these walls still survive today. The town walls were last prepared for action at the time of the Spanish Armada in 1588 and were described by the 17th century poet Thomas Nash as "a flinty ring of fifteen towers which sent out thunder whenever a Spaniard dared to come near".



Official Town Guides conduct guided heritage walks around the town walls from May to October. For further information, please call 01493 846345 or 07901 915390.

Opening Times

All year, any reasonable time, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Admission Costs



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