YARMOUTH. 61. Route. 495
with a model yacht lake (2 acres) and a golf-course (frequently
occupied by ftshing-nets spread to dry). Ness Point, the S. extrem¬
ity of the Denes and the most E. point in England, is marked
by a lighthouse.
The inner harbour, or Lake Lothing, is connected with (U/2 M.) Oulton
Broad (Wherry Hotel; Commodore; boats and stores from James Bullen),
which affords amusement for boating and fishing parties, and may be
reached by railway (see below). Oulton Hall, the residence of George
Borrow (p. 486), is pulled down. Oulton church claims to have the oldest
ecclesiastical brass in England (1310). — Excursion brakes ply in summer
from Lowestoft to Somerleyton (see below), Yarmouth (2s. Gd.), etc.; and
steamers to Yarmouth, Southwold, London, and intermediate ports.
From Lowestoft to NoRwicn, 23'/4 M., railway in 3/i-l1/t hr. (fares
3s. 6d., Is. 9d ). — IV2 M- Oulton Broad (see above). — 072 M. Somerleyton.
Somerleyton Hall, the residence of Sir Savile Crossley, has a fine park
(adm. on Wed.). Then (I'l* M.) Herringfleel Junction (see below), Haddiscoe
(73ft 1/1.), I M. from which is Fritton Decoy, with its water-fowl decoys,
and (U1/4 M.)Reedham (p. 493) At (17^/4 M.) Brundall we join the direct
line from Yarmouth to Norwich (p. 493). — 23V4 M. Norwich, see p. 491.
From Lowestoft to Yarmodth, IOV2 M., railway in 72 hr. (fares Is- 6d.,
1072d.). This line skirts the coast via (274 M.) North Lowestoft, (3^4 M.)
Corton, (0^/4 M.) Hopton, and (73/< M.) Gorleston-on-Sea. 1072 M. Yarmouth
(Beach Station), see below.
Beyond Beccles the main-line goes on via (113i/2 M.) Herring fleet
Junction (see above) and crosses the Waveney. 115 M. St. Olave's
(Bell, R. or D. 2s.).
121'/2M. Yarmouth. — Hotels. "Victoria, R. or D. 4s., pens, in
summer 12s., other times 9s.; "Royal, Bath, Norfolk, Marine Parade;
"Queen's, Marine Parade, R. 4s. 6d., D. 3s. 6d.; Star, Ddke's Head,
Cromwell (temperance), Crown Si Anchor, on the Hall Quay; Angel,
Market Place. Numerous Boarding Houses.
Railway Stations. South Town Station, on the left bank of the Yare
(for London, Lowestoft, Cromer, Lynn, etc.); Vauxhall Station, on the N.
side of Breydon Water (for Norwich, etc.); Beach Station, near the N. end
of the town (for North Walsham, Lynn, and Lowestoft).
Electric Tramway from the South Station to Gorleston (p. 496).
Steamers ply weekly to Hull, Newcastle, and London. Small steamers
ply daily in summer up the Yare to Norwich and up the Bure to Wroxham
(p. 493), affording a glimpse at the Broads (p. 496). Circular tickets are
issued allowing the journey in one direction to be made by railway. The
'Belle Steamers' ply in summer to and from London, via Lowestoft, South¬
wold, Harwich, Clacion, Southend, etc. Local steamers also ply to Lowestoft
Post Office, Hall Quay.
Golf Links (18 holes), to the N. of the town.
Yarmouth, the most important town and port on the E. Anglian
coast, is situated at the mouth of the Yare and contains 51,250
inhab. (1901). It is also a very popular watering-place, and in
the height of summer is flooded almost daily with excursionists.
Its attractions include firm and extensive sands for bathers, a
marine parade, three piers, the Theatre Royal, and an aquarium
(theatrical performances, etc.). Great Yarmouth, the older part of
the town, adjoining the river, contains numerous picturesque 'rows'
or lanes, only 3-6 ft. wide. As Dickens puts it: 'Great Yarmouth
is one vast gridiron , of which the bars are represented by the