From The Neolithic To The Sea: A Journey From The Past To The Present
Great Yarmouth
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52° 36′ 21.6″ N, 1° 43′ 44.4″ E
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Great Yarmouth is located in Norfolk. It is built on a spit of land between the River Yare and the North Sea.

Great Yarmouth is close to the site of a Roman Fort called Gariannonum. The town has always been a good location for fishing and a gateway to the Norfolk Broads. The area has attracted fishermen from all over the country, including the Cinque Ports.

The port has always been dependant on the herring fisheries, but this industry has declined and almost died out in the area. The town has been a seaside resort since 1760, attracting tourists from all over the country.

The discovery of oil in the north sea in the 1960's led to the servicing and resupply of the oil rigs, today the services have shifted to offshore natural gas. A wind farm of 30 turbines are within sight of Great Yarmouth.