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Guided Walks

Nine hundred years of maritime trading history are preserved in the historic core of King’s Lynn. Fine houses, medieval churches and guildhalls, secret courtyards and hidden alleys remain to be discovered with the King’s Lynn Town Guides.

Situated as it is on the bank of the River Great Ouse, the town also has a thriving maritime scene. Fishing boats landing shellfish from the Wash and much larger vessels loading grain, for example, can all be seen on a guided walk.

The King’s Lynn Town Guides offer a varied programme of walking tours taking in the rich history of the town and its maritime heritage.  Regular walks include ‘Historic Lynn’ and ‘Smugglers, Sailors and Merchant Adventurers’.

The Guides are also happy to take private parties and special interest groups throughout the year.

The 2022 season commences on Saturday 9th April with a Historic Lynn walk. Following this, Regular Walks take place until the end of October up to 5 days a week, starting at 2pm outside Stories of Lynn in Saturday Market Place. All walks last approximately 2 hours at a gentle strolling pace.

Throughout June and July, the Guides hold a series of Thursday Evening Walks that take on more specialist themes. These walks are particularly popular with local people, many of whom come to several of the walks, making a regular evening outing through the summer whilst discovering different aspects of the town’s history.

July in King’s Lynn marks the start of Festival Month and the King’s Lynn Town Guides take a number of specialist Festival Walksincluding a special Festival Too Fundraising Family Walk.

Download a free copy of the King’s Lynn Town Guides Guided Walks leaflet from our Publications page, visit our Events page for more information about any forthcoming guided walks, or contact for more details and bookings.

Tour Times:

Most regular walks start at 2pm on:

Tuesdays (May to October)
Fridays (May to October)
Saturdays (May to October)

Special evening walks take place every Thursday at 7pm throughout June and July.

Prices: Adults: £5.00, Children free.

Access: Contact the King’s Lynn Town Guides for special requirements.

Tickets for all walks can be purchased in advance or on the day of walk (subject to availability).

Contact the King’s Lynn Town Guides: guides@kingslynntownguides.co.uk and www.kingslynntownguides.co.uk

A long shot of South Quay in King's Lynn. Historic buildings including King's Lynn Minster, Clifton Tower and Marriotts Warehouse can be seen.

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