Nelson's Monument, Great Yarmouth

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  • It's a monument, pretty much all really. A massive concrete column built in memory of Admiral Nelson, now surrounded by dilapidated industrial units. Some good myths and old wives tales behind this. O...  more »
  • Hard to find, but worth the effort. The monument is tucked away in the old quayside, best accessed via the promenade road (travel South from the centre)  more »
  • It's interesting to discover Nelson's ties to Norfolk and Great Yarmouth, and this monument is worth a visit if you're interested in history. Unfortunately this landmark is located well within the ind...  more »
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  • I believe the structure is properly called The Norfolk Naval Pillar, and in spite of it being surrounded now by a trading/ indus trial estate only metres from the beach, the noisiest things around for most of the time are the seagulls! It's nice to have benches here just to sit and think as you read the information boards. The one on the right looks like bronze and has thoughtfully been translated into Braille. See photo's. A lovely touch. It is open to the public on a limited basis. Further research will inform those interested in climbing the Pillar.
  • Just so people know this was built some twenty years before the one in London so its the original as such. Also one of nelsons crew or a local I believe was warden of it until his death
  • Fascinating information on the various information plaques around its periphery. And generally very peaceful - good for remembering those we have lost.
  • Beautiful historic structure
  • Fascinating monument in the middle of a trading estate!

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Where to stay in Great Yarmouth

Stay along the city's main pedestrian promenadeto be near the main attractions. A B&B near the central beach, close to the mouth of the promenade, is an ideal spot for views and access to attractions. For a quiet stay, consider lodging farther inland in one of the renovated Victorian buildings.
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