King's Lynn

Brim full of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to spend a few nights, enjoying the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer. King’s Lynn was one of England’s most important ports from as early as the 12th Century. Beautiful Saturday Market Place is dominated by the magnificent King’s Lynn Minster. Explore ancient streets and cobbled lanes which stretch down to the river and past fine historic buildings.

King’s Lynn offers a fine programme of cultural and entertainment events and facilities including the impressive live entertainment venue of the Alive Corn Exchange, performances and special events at the King’s Lynn Arts Centre and the Majestic Cinema. The renowned King’s Lynn Festival and popular free festival ‘Festival Too’ are just some of the great events in this festival town. King’s Lynn’s popular town centre offers an extensive pedestrianised shopping area with ample parking close by. The Vancouver Quarter offers a modern shopping experience that sits well next to the traditional shopping areas of the town and are complemented by the markets which often take place on the historic Tuesday Market Place.

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Kings Lynn Hanse House ©King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council

The Hanse House

The only surviving Hanseatic business headquarters or steelyard in England. The licence to build on this site was granted circa 1474 and the original building is likely to have consisted of 2 hanseatic warehouses constructed circa 1480 with a street range where the Georgian house now stands.

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King's Lynn Minster

The King's Lynn Minster

The Minster is situated in the historic surroundings of the Saturday Market Place in King’s Lynn. Founded by the first Bishop of Norwich, Herbert de Losinga, in 1101 and, since that time, the Minster has offered a welcome to pilgrims and visitors from around the world for over 900 years.

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The Custom House

An elegant classical building designed by Henry Bell. Built in 1683 and opened as a merchants exchange in 1685.


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