Tuesday, 21 April 2015

A glimpse of Kings Lynn

Today, I thought we'd go off to Kings Lynn in Norfolk. It is a market town and sea port in the East of England, the first town in UK to join the Hanseatic league - the medieval European trading association. Situated on the River Great Ouse and south of The Wash, it's maritime past is still visible through the wealth of historic buildings and cobbled streets. Have a look at this website for more information .

The Customs House at the harbour


Purfleet Quay


Statue of Captain George Vancouver who charted the North West Coast of America in the 1790s
Red Mount Chapel in the Walks

Greyfriars Tower




Townhall

Not far from Kings Lynn is Burnham Thorpe, the birthplace of Lord Nelson, famous for his Naval victories, especially the Battle of Trafalgar where he was also mortally wounded.

Further up the coast is Hunstanton a seaside town with very interesting striped cliffs of orange sandstone, red limestone and white chalk. It's a good spot for fossil hunting and sunsets as the beach faces west.




Hunstanton lighthouse

Also in the Kings Lynn area is Sandringham, the country retreat of the Queen. The Estate is open to the public between April and October, but not when we were there so I don't have any photos. Here's the website though.

Just  a small taster of a small part of Norfolk, there's much more to discover.

Bye for now!



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