King’s Lynn Hotels
The port and market town of King’s Lynn in Norfolk is an ideal destination for exploring the wilds and the cultural highlights of the county. It is also a vibrant and beautiful town of cobbled lanes, market squares and harbour views. From King’s Lynn hotels you can journey into England’s amazing maritime past whilst making the most of now.
The rise of King’s Lynn as a port was triggered around 1220 when the River Great Ouse was redirected – partly by flood and partly through human intervention – so that it flowed out into the sea here at King’s Lynn. From the 14th century onwards it grew in stature as a hub for lucrative imports and exports. The ‘golden age’ prosperity of the town is still very evident today through the fascinating selection of heritage sites and majestic old buildings.
The elegant 17th-century Custom House overlooks the harbour and in St Margaret’s Lane you will discover the Hanseatic Warehouse, which is the only surviving Hansa building in England and a symbol of the lucrative trade links established with the Hansiatic League right here in the 15th century. Terraces of wonderful old merchants’ houses run down towards the river, and there are two magnificent market squares in the shape of Saturday Market Place and Tuesday Market Place, which is widely regarded as one of England’s finest.
Beyond the historical and architectural highlights of the town, West Norfolk beckons. There are miles of beautiful coastline to enjoy and gently rolling countryside. On foot, by bike or in your car there is a wealth of nature reserves, activity centres and attractions to really make your trip memorable.
Why not climb the beautiful restored Bircham Windmill and take in the dramatic views that unfold? Next to the soaring windmill itself there is the original bakery, where delicious bread and cakes are still baked for the tearooms.
At Hunstanton you can learn kite surfing and windsurfing in absolutely ideal conditions. The location is blessed with wide flat beaches, shallow water and prevailing south to south westerly winds.
Whether you’ve brought your own bikes or fancy hiring some, the Norfolk Coast Cycleway takes you from King’s Lynn northwards to Holkham and, if you’re keen, all the way to Cromer. Is there a better way to experience the sublime coastline and countryside?
Restaurants and Cafés
There’s plenty to savour in and around King’s Lynn. As you would expect, sublime local seafood is not hard to find, but there’s real variety and some fabulous locations too. The Riverside Restaurant is a fine example. Located in a carefully restored 15th-century warehouse, the restaurant overlooks the winding River Great Ouse and offers freshly prepared treats in a very relaxing environment.
At the very heart of the town on the famous Saturday Market Place is the Market Bistro. Proud to create delicious menus using local sustainable ingredients wherever possible, this welcoming, cosy bistro has earned a coveted place in the prestigious Michelin Guide.
With quaintly traditional décor and atmosphere, Florence Café on St James Street is a hidden gem. Home-cooked lunches, fabulous cakes plus delicious tea coffee and hot chocolate make this a perfect little hideaway to recharge your batteries before exploring more of what the town has to offer.
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