King's Lynn

Travel Guide
King\'s Lynn

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.

The Dukes Head Hotel
The Dukes Head Hotel
4 out of 5
5-6 Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn, England
The price is £50 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in the heart of King's Lynn, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St Nicholas' Chapel, True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum and Custom House. Kings ...
4.1/5Very Good! (622 reviews)
"Location is excellent for touring, strolling the museums, church, historic maritime area all within walking distance. Loved the hotel for its history and beauty inside and out. The room was large and comfortable with tea, coffee, and biscuits. Great hot shower that was nice and big and had toiletries. ..."

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2021

The Dukes Head Hotel
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 £50 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
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 ...
3.8/5Good! (488 reviews)
"The room was clean large tv looked nice outside and in only down side was no lift and my husband has major trouble with stairs"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2021

Dragonfly Hotel King's Lynn
The Ffolkes Hotel
The Ffolkes Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Lynn Road, \N, King's Lynn, England
The price is £72 per night from 21 Oct to 21 Oct
Situated in King's Lynn, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Sandringham Country Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of Sandringham House and Norfolk Coast. Roydon ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (91 reviews)
"Bedrooms are a real asset; modern, stylish and well equipped. Breakfast choices are also first class with friendly obliging staff. Only disappointment was the ‘street food’ option early week. More of a deep fried fast food on polystyrene dishes experience, I’m afraid it put us off dinning in at ..."

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2021

The Ffolkes Hotel
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Hillcroft
Hillcroft
2 Hill Road, King's Lynn, England
The price is £78 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Situated in King's Lynn, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Lynn Museum, True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum and St Nicholas' Chapel. Greyfriars Tower and ...
Hillcroft
Sunset Beach Retreat...literally on the Beach
Sunset Beach Retreat...literally on the Beach
3.5 out of 5
63 South Beach, King's Lynn, England
Nestled on the beach, this King's Lynn cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Stubborn Sand and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Hunstanton Beach. Heacham Beach Holiday Park and ...
Sunset Beach Retreat...literally on the Beach
Kath's Cottage
Kath's Cottage
3.5 out of 5
58a High Street Heacham, King's Lynn, England
Situated near the beach, this cottage is within 1 mile (2 km) of Norfolk Lavender and Heacham Beach Holiday Park. Stubborn Sand and Searles Golf Club are also ...
Kath's Cottage
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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