Hotels and Holiday Cottages in King's Lynn

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The Globe Hotel Address: 22 Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn, tel:01553 668000

Belgrave Hotel Address: 13-14 St. Johns Terrace, King's Lynn, tel:01553 772801

Glendevon Hotel Address: 49-51 Railway Rd, King's Lynn, tel:01553 773019

The Tudor Rose Hotel Address: St. Nicholas St, King's Lynn, tel:01553 762824

Premier Travel Inn Address: Clenchwarton Rd, King's Lynn, tel:0870 1977149

Butterfly Hotels Address: Beveridge Way, King's Lynn, tel:01553 771707

The Grange Hotel Address: Willow Park South Wootton Lane, King's Lynn, tel:01553 673777

Red Cat Hotel Address: Station Rd, King's Lynn, tel:01553 631244

Andel Lodge Hotel Address: 48 Lynn Rd, King's Lynn, tel:01553 810256

Tourist information

The coastal town of King's Lynn is the third largest settlement in Norfolk, after Norwich and Great Yarmouth. Still a working port on the Great Ouse on the approach to the Wash, the town dates back to the 12th century, as can still be seen in the rich architecture of some of its historic buildings. East Anglian wool and agricultural produce were traded from King's Lynn in a route which stretched across the North Sea to Scandinavia.

Known in the past as Bishop's Lynn and Lynn Regis, and often referred to as just 'Lynn' by locals, the town is the birthplace of Captain George Vancouver - best known for his mapping of the north western coast of America, and his statue now stands on the river quay, outside the magnificent Custom House and maritime museum. The Guildhall was built in 1421 and, along with the Victorian Town Hall, well represents some of the fine, secular building in the town. King's Lynn is also blessed with three very impressive churches. St Margaret's and All Saints' Church are both situated close to the Saturday Market Place, which was once the hub of town life; St Nicholas' Chapel is near to the Tuesday Market Place, at the heart of the massive Georgian expansion which took place in the town, creating one of the finest public squares in England. A gravestone in St Nicholas' churchyard is reputed to have given Daniel Defoe the name of his hero, one Robinson Cruso.

King's Lynn has been careful to maintain a balance between the best traditions of market life, with its two bustling markets and maze of winding streets and alleys, whilst embracing modern retail, with a pedestrianised shopping area.

Entertainment is also at the heart of King's Lynn life. The Corn Exchange and St George's Guildhall are both popular venues. St George's Guildhall is the largest surviving guildhall in the country; a National Trust property, it now houses the local Arts Centre. The Corn Exchange has recently been refurbished, the Grade II listed façade presenting the finest of Victorian architecture, whilst inside the new auditorium seats 733 in modern comfort.

King's Lynn is also keen to promote itself as a vibrant festival town, with annual arts, fiction and poetry festivals attracting some of the best names in the arts and entertainment. For those who prefer more cerebral pursuits, Lynn Museum has the remains of the Seahenge Bronze Age monument which was excavated along the coast at Holme-next-the-Sea. Other local attractions include the cells and prison life at 'Tales of the Old Gaol House', True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum, natural history exhibitions at Marriot's Warehouse - now known as the Green Quay - Wash Discovery Centre, and the nearby Caithness Crystal glassmaking centre.

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