An ever-popular location on the outskirts of an historic market town
On the outskirts of King’s Lynn, South Wootton has many schools, shopping and leisure facilities. There is also a mainline link from King’s Lynn to London King’s Cross - approx 1hr 40mins.
Sandringham Estate is nearby with the Royal residence at Sandringham House and attractive walks through the woods. Slightly further away is the North West Norfolk coastline with its beautiful, long sandy beaches.
For the golf enthusiasts, the King’s Lynn Golf Club is close by and the challenging links courses of Hunstanton Golf Club and The Royal and West Norfolk Golf Club at Brancaster are not far 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.
Originally named Bishop’s Lynn, during the reign of Henry VIII the town was surrendered to the crown and took the name King’s Lynn. During the 14th century, Lynn was England’s most important port, dominated by the Hanseatic League. Although the growth of London later eroded the port’s importance, ship-building and fishing became prominent industries, the latter of which is documented at True’s Yard Museum.
With more than 400 listed buildings, two warehouses – Hanse House and Marriott’s Warehouse – still stand in the centre of the town, along with King’s Lynn Minster and Custom House. These have appeared as stars of the screen in numerous period dramas and it’s not unusual to spot a camera crew and cast on location.