Metro website says Great Yarmouth is “way cooler than you think”

People enjoying the weather and the rides at the Pleasure Beach as it opens for the first day of the

People enjoying the weather and the rides at the Pleasure Beach as it opens for the first day of the season in Great Yarmouth. March 2014. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2014

A writer for a national newspaper has said Great Yarmouth is 'way cooler than you think'.

The Metro newspaper, which is read by millions of people a month online and in print, featured the resort on its site.

A piece was published this weekend by journalist Andy Hill called 9 reasons Great Yarmouth is way cooler than you think.

The reasons he listed were:

1. The beach - which he said was better than Brigton's

2. We invented fish fingers - the idea was formed by a Yarmouth-based factory worker in 1955


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3. The Golden Mile - 'Basically Las Vegas, without the nagging feeling you're forking over money to the Trump family'

4. Our famously accessible broads - there is a 'well-known fondness for pleasure craft'

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5. Literary pedigree - Charles Dickens based much of his classic David Copperfield here

6. Architectural gems - The last wooden rollercoaster is based here at the Pleasure Beach

7. Civic pride - The 13th Century market square is among the largest in Britain

8. Showbiz! - Entertainers like Jimmy Carr and Jimmy Tarbuck are performing here this summer

9. It's getting better - Hotels and restaurants have 'improved vastly'

* Let us know in the comments what you think the best things about Great Yarmouth are.

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