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King's Lynn

Location

Norfolk Map

OS Ref: TF 615 198

Last Visited: 2009

Like Norwich, Kingʼs Lynn keeps quiet about its best bits. They are to be found along the old quay side, between the Purfleet and the Millfleet, the main centre of the town having moved away to the Broad Street area.

However it is worth persevering as the old part of the town is charming and has plenty of interpretive boards pointing out places of interest.

In the 14th century the town was ranked as the third port of England, and you can still see a warehouse that belonged to the Hanseatic League, the only one remaining in England.

The League was an alliance of cities that established and maintained a trade monopoly along the coast of Northern Europe. At its height it stretched across the North Sea and right up the Baltic as far as the Russian city of Veliky Novgorod.