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Gorleston is renowned for its beautiful golden beaches and old fashioned seaside charm
Where is Gorleston?
Gorleston is about four miles south of Great Yarmouth off the A12 Lowestoft Road.
The Pavilion theatre has popular long-running seaside shows. There is also a casino, bingo hall, pitch and putt, golf course, amusement park and some wonderful scenery from the cliff tops.
The parade of beach-side shops offer a wide selection of goodies from a beach tea-tray to a beach ball, a multi-flavoured ice cream to a multi-coloured bucket and spade. The high street also offers a variety of stores for people of all ages.
A walk down to the end of Gorleston pier can be a particularly exhilarating experience on a winters day, and is a good remedy for a hangover!
The town dates back to before the Roman period but has always struggled to escape the shadow of its bigger neighbour Yarmouth.
The unequal relationship is even said to have caused festering bad feeling between the people of Gorleston and Yarmouth from the Middle Ages until the 19th century.
One particularly bitter wrangle over Gorleston undercutting Yarmouth on river mooring dues 4d to 8d resulted in a lawsuit settled in the bigger towns favour in 1332.
The small town frustrations led to the following prophecy being made Gorleston great one day will be, Yarmouth buried in the sea.
Perhaps the ingredients for success in the pop world are in the water around Gorleston.
Musician and TV personality Myleene Klass (pictured) was brought up in the town.
A former member of the band Hearsay, she was a popular contestant in the TV show 'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here'.
Former S Club star Hannah Spearritt also hails from Gorleston and both women retain close links with the town.