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|Holidays in Kings Lynn Norfolk|
|OS Grid: TF 625204||Approx 3.4m 5.5km From the Coast Market Day is Tuesday Early Closing is Wednesday|
|Latitude: 52° 45' 26"|
|Longitude:0° 24' 26"|
|Latitude: 52.757||Select another Norfolk Location:||View Google Map|
This historic town is located on the River Ouse and during the 17th century the port of Kings Lynn was used to ship large quantities of corn. There is still a working port here and the riverside frontage has places to sit where you can watch the Lynn boats steam in. At one time Kings Lynn was a walled town with four gates, there are still some remains of these walls and gates including the splendid south gate.
Tuesday Market was the setting for the Lynn Mart an old fair which began on St. Valentines Day and is still held to this day though it now consists of a fun-fair. There are many classical buildings around this square some dating from the 17th century. In olden days this large open space was where the gallows and pillory were located and also where witches were burned at the stake.
As well as a Tourist Information Office housed in a Custom House dating from 1683, there are information boards dotted around the streets giving interesting historical details about the buildings. To better appreciate the towns architecture pick up a 'Town Walk Leaflet' from the Tourist Information Office in Purfleet, which itself is housed in a historical building dating from the 17th century. Many historic places in Lynn are now in private hands but during a few days in September some of these buildings open their doors to the public on what is known as Heritage Weekend, held in the month of September.
There are a number of small attractive gardens as
well as the larger open space known as The Walks. The Corn Exchange
houses the Kings Lynn Arts Centre with orchestral concerts, comedies and
flea markets held within its walls as well as a major arts festival held
for two weeks in July.
Queen Street and King Street are lined with Georgian fronted medieval buildings. They are near to Purfleet Quay where the famous Custom House overlooks the river with a statue of Captain George Vancouver.