The Hanseatic town of King's Lynn dates back to the 12th century and beyond when it was one of England's most important ports. The town's rich past has left a magnificent heritage of buildings and stories to be discovered.
King's Lynn is the ideal destination to spend a night or two, enjoying the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer.
King's Lynn has a fantastic array of visitor attractions for all enquiring minds. Take your pick from the Lynn Museum - home of ancient timber circle Seahenge, visit the old police cells at Tales of the Old Gaol House, see the last surviving smokehouse at True's Yard Museum or discover the secrets of the Wash at the Green Quay Centre. Explore Lynn's social history at the Town House Museum, find out about the merchants, customs men and smugglers of the past at the Maritime Exhibition at Custom House, or watch the master crafters at Caithness Crystal.
Check out special open days at the historic 15th century gateway to Lynn, South Gate, or the intriguing Red Mount Chapel, a wayside chapel for pilgrims on route to Walsingham. Heritage Open Days in September are a real treat with many heritage sites open free of charge.
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