UK Travel Guide



King's Lynn in Norfolk

Traveling along the coast of Norwich one will come across the ancient port of King’s Lynn which is situated at the mouth of the Great Ouse. Once an important gateway to the regions to its west and the countries lying to the east it has still today a fairly busy port handling trade with the European Union countries over the Channel. While much commercial redevelopment and modernisation took place in the 1960s there still remains some of the old buildings; dominating the old town area and looking down on the historic Saturday Market Place, is the 12th century Church of St. Margaret whilst at the other end of the square is the Trinity Guildhall built in 1421. Also to be found here are some of the fine medieval merchants houses and along the quayside is the only surviving Hanseatic Warehouse dating back to about 1475. Custom House is not far away and having been built in 1683 has recently undergone refurbishment and now houses a wonderful display of the maritime history of King’s Lynn.