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South East Tower

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
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Historic tower with vintage touches in central Great Yarmouth not far from the sea. Can sleep 4+2 guests and dog/s.

Unfortunately bookings are currently unavailable due to emergency repairs.

The medieval South East Tower stands over 5 floors rising from the cellar bathroom (where there is also a well) to a kitchen dining area on the 5th floor. There is a balcony which offers unrivalled views over the town and sea at Great Yarmouth. This historic property sleeps 4 with 2 others possible on airbeds.

The accommodation also includes two bedrooms (a double and twin) and a lounge. The eclectic furniture throughout has been sourced mostly from auction houses. Interesting objects dotted about contribute to the character of the building.

The tower illustrates some of Great Yarmouth's most important historical developments. The foundations of the structure date to the 14th century when the medieval wall was under construction, while the midsection dates back to the 16th century when the town was in need of enhanced fortifications. Lastly, the top of the tower was added in the 19th century when it was first transformed into a residential dwelling.

The South East Tower is perfectly situated for heritage tourists on Trinity Place, being very close to the Great Yarmouth Potteries Museum, Time and Tide Museum, historic South Quay and the King Street area. The tower was last used by Great Yarmouth Potteries some years ago and has changed little over the centuries. It still has arrow slits, a stone basement well, and a balcony offering views across Yarmouth to the seafront. It is set in one of the best preserved sections of the wall.

Children of any age are welcome. The tower has wifi, tv, radio, dishwasher and ironing facilities. Dogs accepted by arrangement. There is a parking space for 1 vehicle.

A stay in South East Tower costs £100 per night. 20% discount if booking for a week.

Room Types

Double
Twin
Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

Norwich