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 2021 season commences on Tuesday 18th May with a Historic Lynn walk. Following this, Regular Walks will take place until the end of October every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, starting at 2pm outside Stories of Lynn in Saturday Market Place.
In June and July there are special Thursday evening walks, such as ‘Gaywood Through Time’ or ‘Sailors, Smugglers and Merchant Adventurers’ or the ever popular, ‘Old Lynn, New Pubs’.
Look out for special walks during the King’s Lynn Festival in July, including the ‘River Walk’, looking back at Lynn from the west riverbank.
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.
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: