King’s Lynn Town Guide

Graffiti scratched onto a window pane by C17th and C18th craftsmen working on King’s Lynn Town Hall.
Photo © James Rye 2022

Why not walk through 1,000 years of history with a trained and qualified King’s Lynn Town Guide?

Most walkers are surprised by how much they have enjoyed themselves – and by what they have learned.

£5 for adults, free for under 16s. Guides give their time and expertise for free and money raised goes to local charities.

In addition to the regular Walks (see website below), it is usually possible for special tours for particular groups, organisations, companies, clubs, or just for groups of friends, to be arranged by request.

It’s a great way to do something different together.

Why not combine it with a booking at a local eating place to end or start with a lunch, an afternoon tea, or an evening meal?

Can You Answer These Questions About King’s Lynn?

Every King’s Lynn Town Guide walk is different, but if you sign up for the regular Historic Lynn walk, you may get answers to questions such as these:

  • What three important words were chiselled from one of King’s Lynn’s most famous doors and why were they removed? (See here.)
  • How did a dolls house come to have such an impact on an historical facade in King’s Lynn?
  • Who was the man from King’s Lynn who fought against the Spanish Armada in 1588 and where did he live?
  • Who was the man from King’s Lynn who was one of the first people to cross the North West Passage? (See here.)
  • Where is the oldest house in King’s Lynn? (See here.)
  • In past times when gruesome public executions were more common, what were probably the two most gruesome public executions carried out on King’s Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place? (See here.)
  • Where is the longest continuous building in King’s Lynn?
  • Where is King’s Lynn’s intact (but not operational) Victorian Municipal Swimming Bath hidden?

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C19th Copy of 1588 Map of King’s Lynn