Strolling the Historic Centre
We visited King's Lynn one sunny morning.
A town with quite a significant amount of maritime history.
King's Lynn is one of the few Hanseatic towns in the UK, during the 14th century The Hanse defensive alliance was set up in Europe, this league included significant seaports & market towns.
During this era, King's Lynn in the East of England was one of our most important ports for sea trade.
Many historical buildings from this period remain today along the cobbled streets and on the banks of the River Great Ouse, Custom houses, Guildhalls, warehouses & a large communal market square.
Where is King's Lynn?
How to get to King's Lynn?
- By Car It's 105 miles/171kms from Central London although there is no direct mortorway route so it's a mix of roads to the town.
- By Train It's around 1hr 40mins from London's King's Cross station
The Custom House, Kings LynnDoubles as the tourist office
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Kings Lynn QuayAnd the historic King's Staithe Square
Next stop Tuesday Market PlaceWhere wealthy merchants once traded
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Exploring the North End of Kings LynnTales from the local fishermen
A little more of Norfolk
Discovering Queen Street and Saturday Market PlaceHome of the striking Guildhall
St Margaret’s MinsterHonoured by the Bishop
A Norfolk Road Trip
Discover Kings Lynn Hanseatic warehousesStroll the cobblestones of Nelson Street
All around the surrounding area of Nelson Street are merchants houses and the Hanseatic warehouses dating from 1475.
Constructed around a narrow court, the large warehouses were owned by Hanseatic League merchants until around 1751.
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