Things to see and do - King's Lynn
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King's Lynn stands at the mouth of the Wash on the River Ouse, and was founded after the Norman Conquest (1066). Its two main squares, Saturday Market and Tuesday Market, were laid out in the Norman period. In the Middle Ages, the town was a bustling port and member of the Hanseatic League, exporting cloth and wool. In the 13C, King's Lynn was protected by ramparts, vestiges of which can be seen in Wyatt Street.
Tourist attractions King's Lynn : Things to see and do
King's Lynn GB - Houghton Hall PE31 6UE
Houghton Hall was built between 1722 and 1735 for Sir Robert Walpole, Britain's first Prime Minister. Its main rooms are the work of William Kent; look out for the wonderful ceilings and Kent furniture. Admire the Sèvres porcelain which adorns the Ma..
near Swaffham GB - Gooderstone PE33 9PS
Built in 1492, it was one of the first fortified manor houses to be built as a status symbol. Its 15C gatehouse is flanked by wings of the same period. The rooms are more recent (19C). The Needlework Room features embroideries made by Mary Queen of S..
Saturday Market Place GB - King's Lynn PE30 5DQ
The old town hall with its chequered decoration (1421) no houses the Tourist Office and this museum. A guided tour leads through the old police station (small cells and terrifying instruments of torture) then through the badge room, where the town ch..
Hotels King's Lynn
35 Goodwins Rd GB - Kings Lynn PE30 5QX
Prix Prices from : 60 £
Situated in the centre of King’s Lynn, 15 minutes’ drive from Sandringham, Stuart House Hotel offers free parking and a traditional bar. There is also a pretty garden and popular restaurant. Dating from Victorian times, the cosy rooms at Stuart Hous..
Tuesday Market Place GB - Kings Lynn PE30 1JS
Overlooking the marketplace in the heart of King’s Lynn’s old town, the Dukes Head is a traditional hotel with modern facilities including free Wi-Fi, and limited free on-site parking is available. The hotel has undergone a full refurbishment progra..
South Wootton GB - Kings Lynn PE30 3HQ
Set in 11 acres of its own grounds on one of the highest points in West Norfolk, the Best Western Plus Knights Hill Hotel is less than 10 minutes’ drive to the centre of the historic King's Lynn. All rooms at Knights Hill have an en suite bathroom, ..
Restaurants King's Lynn
Burnham Rd GB - PE31 8QD Stanhoe
Local ales and bar bites like scotch quail's egg in the buzzy, slate-floored bar. Three dining rooms with a rustic, relaxed feel for open sandwiches, fresh fish dishes and thick, juicy local steaks. Fairy lights and ducks in the picket fence fringed ..
GB - PE31 6RJ Great Bircham
11 Saturday Market Pl GB - PE30 5DQ King's Lynn
17C beams and a fireplace remain but this relaxed bistro is more up-to-date than its exterior suggests. Fresh, unfussy cooking uses passionately sourced local produce and modern techniques. The chef's wife looks after the service.
Old Church Rd GB - PE31 7LX Snettisham
14C pub featuring a warren of rooms with uneven floors and low beamed ceilings. Gutsy cooking uses locally sourced produce, with globally influenced dishes alongside trusty pub classics. Impressive children's adventure fort. Modern bedrooms are decor..
King's Staithe Sq GB - PE30 1RD King's Lynn
Lynn Rd GB - PE32 1AH Grimston
Start with a drink in the elegant hotel bar, then head for the spacious dining room with its super terrace and garden views. Appealing menus have something to please everyone, from good old classics to more modern fare.