King’s Lynn Town Guides


King's Lynn's attractions have something for everyone…


Explore the town's historic streets and rich heritage…


Take a tranquil walk along King's Lynn's waterfront…

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 can also be arranged.

Please note: The usual scheduled walks outlined below are currently unavailable – but please contact the Town Guides to enquire about private bookings in 2020:

Monday evening walks can include a walk around ‘Historic Gaywood’, ‘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 focussing on 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 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 Monday at 7pm throughout June and July.

Prices: Adults: £5.00, Concessions: £4.00, 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:


Find out more…

Hanseatic King’s Lynn

International Hanse Day

Maritime King’s Lynn

History of King’s Lynn

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