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Britannia pier is one of the two piers at Great Yarmouth. Positioned towards the northern end of the resort in the 1850s. The original wooden structure, designed by A W Morant, was a simple structure 700ft (212m) in length and approached through ornate wrought iron gates hung between two rather bland oblong buildings.
The Britannia Pier was damaged by the ‘James & Jessie’ Schooner and a storm in 1868. these events resulted in a shorter pier.
At the end of 1900 the original wooden pier was demolished. A new 810ft (245m) wood and steel pier was opened for public use in 1901. Over the years the pier has had many fires. The grand pavilion was to become the first victim, destroyed in a blaze only seven years after opening. A second pavilion was built, opening a year later in 1910, but this was again destroyed in a blaze in 1914. Within three months a third pavilion was built.
The current day Pier offers all of the amusements that you would expect in a popular seaside town, including amusement arcades, restaurant, bars, funfair and theatre.
Britannia pier Weather Forecast
Light rain on Monday and Tuesday, with temperatures peaking at 23°C on Saturday.Clear throughout the day.Today's Forecast
12->190% 2% 4 mph
4:44 am 8:58 pmClear throughout the day.Friday, May 26th
12->200% 0% 11 mph
4:42 am 9:00 pmPartly cloudy starting in the evening.Saturday, May 27th
14->232% 19% 12 mph
4:41 am 9:01 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Sunday, May 28th
14->220% 46% 3 mph
4:40 am 9:02 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Monday, May 29th
12->1760% 55% 9 mph
4:39 am 9:04 pmLight rain in the morning and evening.Tuesday, May 30th
11->2153% 92% 3 mph
4:38 am 9:05 pmClear throughout the day.Wednesday, May 31st
9->200% 11% 4 mph
4:37 am 9:06 pmClear throughout the day.Thursday, Jun 1st
6->180% 0% 6 mph
4:37 am 9:07 pm
Photos from around the surrounding area