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  • 1 Houghton Hall Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 2 Oxburgh Hall Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 3 Castle Rising

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    GB - King's Lynn PE31 6AH

    Castle Rising, built in 1138, is protected by 5ha of earthworks and has 2m-thick walls. Apart from the figured corbels (small projections) for the hall roofbeams, only the gallery and chapel have survived.

  • 4 Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    King's Lynn GB - Castle Acre PE32 2XD

    The castle built by William de Warren, one of the most ardent supporters of William the Conqueror, was originally only a large fortified stone house. The keep was built during the civil wars of the 1140s.

  • 5 Castle Acre Priory

    Religious buildings

    Priory GB - Castle Acre PE32 2AA

    Only the western wall, living quarters and 12C porch remain of this priory founded by the monks of Cluny. Only parts of the choir, capitulary room, bedrooms and kitchens remain.

  • 6 Town centre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Queen Street GB - King's Lynn PE30 1HT

    The town has an exceptionally rich heritage of merchants' houses from the Middle Ages that line the Ouse, flanked by their warehouses.

  • 7 Tales of the Old Goal House

    Museums and art

    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..

  • 8 St Margaret's Church

    Religious buildings

    St Margarets Place GB - King's Lynn PE30 5DL

    This church with twin towers built in the 13C on unsafe foundations shows the signs of successive architectural styles, including the 14C choir gates, a Georgian pulpit and a 17C lunar clock. Large funerary stones (one shows a large meal given in hon..

  • 9 True's Yard

    Museums and art

    North GB - King's Lynn PE30 1QW

    Two cottages form a little museum showing the daily toil of fishermen in the old days.

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