A chance at a quieter village life
A civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, on the edge of the Norfolk Fens and Breckland. The rural village of Methwold, which lies on the edge of the Thetford Forest, offers a church, post office, secondary and primary schooling, sports facilities, a public house and other amenities.
Approximately 20 miles away, perched on the banks of the River Ouse, King’s Lynn has been a centre of trade and industry since the Middle Ages, and its rich history is reflected in the many beautiful buildings which still line the historic quarter.
King Street, which runs from Tuesday Market Place to the Custom House, was once known as ‘Stockfish Row’ for the number of fish merchants that lived ther. With a listed building every 26ft, Sir John Betjeman described it as one of the finest walks in England.
With Cambridge, Peterborough and Norwich all within an hour’s drive and a direct rail line into London King’s Cross arriving in the capital in just 1 hour 40 minutes, King’s Lynn continues to attract a growing number of professionals seeking an easy commuter route. It’s easy to see the appeal of this central location with a clutch of high street retailers and independent restaurants in the town’s Vancouver Centre. The Majestic Cinema and King’s Lynn Alive Corn Exchange are the place to catch a film or show, or check out what’s on at St George’s Guildhall, the UK’s largest surviving medieval guildhall, today a vibrant arts centre.
A stunning cluster of Georgian architecture sits to the west of town and the streets surrounding The Walks, a Grade II listed, 17-hectare park where elegant folk once promenaded. Families still enjoy weekend walk or a Sunday concert in the park and don’t miss The Red Mount, once a wayside stop for pilgrims headed to the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, to take in the incredible, elevated views.