Set on the River Great Ouse, King's Lynn is an alluring port town with cobblestone streets, characterful merchant houses and weekend markets. You can peer into an ancient church, enjoy artisan cuisine and visit fascinating museums.
Things to do in King's Lynn
For a glimpse at the town's seafaring past, head to Stories of Lynn. The interactive museum is housed in the 15th-century Guildhall, which branches off the town's gloomy Georgian jail. You can peer into the cells and enjoy a host of multimedia exhibits reliving the stories of local sailors, merchants and crooks.
You can also step back in time at True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum. The tiny museum is housed in a pair of restored wooden cottages once owned by local fishermen. Inside you'll find exhibits on what life was like during King's Lynn's heyday. Highlights include old photographs, original fishing nets and antique furniture.
Towering above the town, King's Lynn Minister has been standing tall since 1095. Over the centuries it's acquired an array of different styles, including Sanctus bells, Flemish brass engravings, a 14th-century oak chancel and a beautiful 17th-century moon dial.
Looking for some quality local dining? King's Lynn is dotted with everything from cosy British pubs to fine-dining restaurants. Spotlighting local Norfolk produce, Market Bistro serves creative ingredients, such as quail eggs, pickled cockles and house-made seaweed sauce.
Getting around King's Lynn
The best way to explore King's Lynn is on foot, while renting a car is best for venturing around the picturesque Norfolk countryside. You can also take advantage of Britain's efficient railway connections, with trains running from London in under two hours.