The United Kingdom may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.

Find out moreOpens in new tab or window

King's LynnUnited Kingdom

This town’s rich maritime history is evident in its quayside warehouses and fine old merchants’ homes. It was once one of England’s most important ports. 

King’s Lynn is a traditional town dotted with Georgian townhouses and guildhalls. Discover a long history of maritime trade and visit bustling weekly markets.

Follow the river to Green Quay, housed in a former warehouse. This interactive museum examines the flora and fauna of the local estuary, which is called the Wash. Watch informative videos and check out the species housed in the museum’s freshwater tank.

Visit the Lynn Museum, which explores the town’s past as far back as prehistoric times. In the Seahenge Gallery you’ll find a life-size replica of the impressive Bronze Age timber circle. Examine King’s Lynn’s more recent past at the Town Hall Museum via exhibits and artifacts dedicated to the town’s history from the Middle Ages to the present.

Check out St. George’s Guildhall, England’s largest medieval guildhall. Constructed in the 15th century, the building originally served as a spot where tradesmen in the town’s thriving wool industry assembled. Today the building houses the King's Lynn Art Centre, with a theater and art house cinema.

Learn more about the town’s fishing community at True’s Yard. Set in two wonderfully restored cottages, this museum is dedicated to the culture and lives of the fisher folk who once lived in similar cottages.

Don’t miss the King's Lynn markets, held on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in the town’s two historic marketplaces. Explore stalls selling everything from handbags and jewelry to clothing and produce.

You’ll see the three towers of St. Margaret’s Church rising over the Saturday Market Place. Look for markers recording floods from the 19th and 20th centuries near the church’s west door. Examine the moon dial on the southwest tower, which records the time of high tides.

King's Lynn is located in West Norfolk, which is well connected to the rest of the country by car, train, air or ferry. To get here, take one of the hourly trains from Cambridge or the Coasthopper bus from Hunstanton.

Top hotels in King's Lynn

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Kings Head Country Hotel
The Kings Head Country Hotel
3 out of 5
Lynn Road, Great Bircham, King's Lynn, England
The price is £95 per night

Situated in King's Lynn, this bed & breakfast is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Bircham Windmill and within 6 miles (10 km) of Houghton Hall and Snettisham Park. Norfolk ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (72 reviews)

"Staff polite, friendly and very helpful. The rooms are spacious, clean and very comfortable. Very nice quiet location."…"

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2020

The Kings Head Country Hotel
Heacham Manor Hotel Spa & Golf
Heacham Manor Hotel Spa & Golf
3 out of 5
Hunstanton Road, King's Lynn, England

Situated in a rural location, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Norfolk Lavender, Princess Theatre and Hunstanton Heritage Centre. Hunstanton Sea Life ...

4.2/5Excellent! (173 reviews)

"Lovely location in a beautiful setting. Polite and courteous staff working hard to ensure the safety of guests during the current pandemic."…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

Heacham Manor Hotel Spa & Golf
Dragonfly Hotel King's Lynn
Dragonfly Hotel King's Lynn
3 out of 5
Beveridge Way, Hardwick Narrow, King's Lynn, England
The price is £53 per night

Situated in King's Lynn, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Kings Lynn Minster, Lynn Museum and St Nicholas' Chapel. Castle Rising and The Royal Station are ...

3.9/5Good! (416 reviews)

"Clean smart room, staff friendly and helpful and an overall good experience"…"

Reviewed on 21 May 2020

Dragonfly Hotel King's Lynn

Popular places to visit in King's Lynn

Brancaster Beach
Image for Brancaster Beach

Brancaster Beach

4.5/5(25 reviews)

If a restful holiday is part of your travel plans, Brancaster Beach might be the perfect place to visit during your trip to King's Lynn. While you're here, you can savour the lively bars.

RSPB Titchwell Marsh
Image for RSPB Titchwell Marsh

RSPB Titchwell Marsh

5/5(9 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at RSPB Titchwell Marsh, a lovely green space in Titchwell. Stroll along the beautiful beaches in this quaint area or visit its top-notch restaurants.

Castle Rising
Image for Castle Rising

Castle Rising

4/5(6 reviews)

Find out about the history of King's Lynn when you spend time at Castle Rising. Visit the lively bars or top-notch restaurants in this relaxing area.

Castle Acre Priory
Image for Castle Acre Priory

Castle Acre Priory

Learn about the local history of King's Lynn when you spend time at Castle Acre Priory. Visit the lively bars or top-notch restaurants in this relaxing area.

Oxburgh Hall
Image for Oxburgh Hall

Oxburgh Hall

4.5/5(3 reviews)

You can find out about the history of Oxborough with a visit to Oxburgh Hall. Visit the lively bars or top-notch restaurants in this relaxing area.

Norfolk Lavender
Image for Norfolk Lavender

Norfolk Lavender

4.5/5(8 reviews)

Enjoy an outing to Norfolk Lavender during your stay in Heacham. Amble around this quaint area's beautiful beaches and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Top things to do in King's Lynn

SEA LIFE Hunstanton
Image for SEA LIFE Hunstanton

SEA LIFE Hunstanton

£13
Per adult

Reviews of King's Lynn

4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
35
5 - Excellent 26.717557251908396%
4 - Good
67
4 - Good 51.14503816793893%
3 - Okay
25
3 - Okay 19.083969465648856%
2 - Disappointing
2
2 - Disappointing 1.5267175572519085%
1 - Terrible
2
1 - Terrible 1.5267175572519085%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Feb 2020

We enjoyed a very good National Trust Walk around King's Lynn taking in some interesting historical buildings and the beautiful park.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

5 Feb 2020

Brilliant Arena for Stock Car racing!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

30 Jan 2020

was staying at the hotel for business purposes and t is really convenient to go see the business partners in this area.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

4 Jan 2020

It was only a stop over but would like to return

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

26 Nov 2019

Kingslynn has a lovely shopping centre

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

1 Nov 2019

Brilliant talk by Paul Richards about early yo current kings lynn Port.

Cities near King's Lynn