Great Yarmouth, often known as Yarmouth, is a coastal town at the mouth of the River Yare in Norfolk. For centuries the coastal town was a major fishing port mainly for herring. The discovery of oil in the North Sea in the 1960s led to a flourishing oil rig supply industry. Yarmouth was used as a key location in Charles Dickens’ novel David Copperfield. He stayed at the Royal Hotel on Marine parade while writing the book.
The most noted piece of public art in Great Yarmouth would have to be the towering Britannia Monument built in the early 1800s.