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, much larger vessels loading grain for example can all be seen on a guided walk.
There are many types of guided walk available to lead you through the rich history of the town, including regular walks such as ‘Historic Lynn’ and the ‘Maritime Trail”.
The King’s Lynn Town Guides are able to take private parties and special interest groups throughout the year. Illustrated talks on the town and guided coach tours of West Norfolk can also be arranged.
Monday evening walks can include a walk around ‘Victorian Lynn’, ‘The Darker Side of Lynn’ (a Guided Walk focusing on tales of murder, treason, hangings and witchcraft) and more.
Look out for special Festival Walks (taking place in July), which can include a walk focusing on the the town’s two guildhalls, a walk along the riverside and more scheduled.
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 all forthcoming guided walks, or contact the King’s Lynn Tourist Information Centre for more details and bookings.
Most regular walks start at 2pm on:
Tuesdays (May to October)
Fridays (May to October)
Saturdays* (May to October)
* walks held on the first Saturday of the month start at 11am.
Special evening walks take place every Monday at 7pm throughout June and July
Prices: Adults: £5.00, Concessions: £4.00, Children: £1.00
Access: Contact King’s Lynn Tourist Information Centre 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 Tourist Information Centre for further information:
King’s Lynn Tourist Information Centre
The Custom House
Tel: 01553 763044