Merrivale Model Village offers just over an acre of the English countryside in miniature. It has its own busy town centre, a perfectly kept village inn, farm, travelling fair, sports stadium, zoo, holiday park, country club, castle and cottages. Explore the gardens and animated scenes, then play the vintage slot machines including one Arm Bandits, Working Models, Strength Testers and Fortune Tellers in the Penny Arcade. There’s also a nine hole crazy golf course that visitors and a traditional helter-skelter to enjoy.
A visit to the British seaside is not complete without a stroll along the Pier. At the heart of Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile, Britannia Pier has been a prominent seafront feature for over 160 years. It remains a popular attraction with many visitors taking in the live theatre shows, food outlets, bars and amusements as well as great rides for all ages from a giant slide to dodgems, a carousel and the seaside classic, a ghost train!
Just six miles from Great Yarmouth, Burgh Castle is one of the most impressive Roman buildings to survive anywhere in Britain. During the 3rd and 4th centuries AD it was one of a chain of ‘Forts of the Saxon Shore’, built to defend the coast of south-east England. The Ruins of another fort, which was situated on the opposite side of the estuary during Roman times, can be found at Caister-on-Sea.
The site provides stunning views across the Rivers Waveney and Yare to Halvergate Marshes, part of the Broads National Park – an area rich in bird, animal and plant life.