About King’s Lynn
The Hanseatic town of King’s Lynn was once one of England’s most important ports and this maritime past is very much evident to this day – elaborate merchant’s houses and old mills line cobbled lanes by the river and the stunning Custom House stands tall at the harbour in the medieval old town. King’s Lynn boasts many heritage sites and historic buildings alongside two market places: Saturday Market Place in front of the magnificent King’s Lynn Minster and Tuesday Market Place – a grand Georgian square. The town’s Hanseatic history and European trading story is told on the Hanse trail and the maritime trail tells the story of Lynn’s fishing communities and famous navigators including George Vancouver who was born in the town.Enjoy a peaceful stroll through the historic town park, known as The Walks, where you will find the unique 15th century monument Red Mount Chapel or enjoy a journey on the King’s Lynn Ferry to see the maritime heritage from the river and West Lynn.
There are a variety of property styles within the town from the grand Victorian detached houses stretching out to Gaywood, to picturesque country cottages in the villages in the surrounding area. There are new-build family homes on the outskirts of town and Victorian terraces within the town centre. Apartments are also available in the converted mills along the riverside in the old town.
What you’ll get for your money
Property prices range from £55,000 for a one-bedroom apartment in the town centre, to £500,000 for 4-5 bedroom detached houses in the villages surrounding the town. If you’re looking to let, then you can expect to achieve around £90 per week for a one-bedroom flat in the town centre to £219 per week for a four-bedroomed town house.
What else can you expect from King’s Lynn?
A vibrant town, King’s Lynn offers extensive cultural and entertainment events and facilities including venues such as the Corn Exchange, King’s Lynn Arts Centre and the Majestic Cinema. The King’s Lynn Festival and ‘Festival Too’ are popular, free events held in the town centre.There is a popular pedestrianised shopping area containing many of the retailers you’d expect to see on the high street alongside the regular markets which take place each week.King’s Lynn has a long history as an arable farming area and numerous jobs can be found in food production and processing, engineering, agri-tech and seed technology industries. Second to this, there is a demand for healthcare professionals within the public sector as well as specialist finance and administration professionals within the business sector.
King’s Lynn is served by regular train services to London King’s Cross, with an average journey time of 1 hour and 40 minutes. The town is easily accessed via major A roads – the A10 from the south and the A47 and A17 from the midlands and the North.
The governing body is the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk. Information on Council Tax bands can be found here.There are 71 primary schools and six secondary schools in the town. Nearby is the co-educational Wisbech Grammar School – one of the oldest schools in the country. Performance tables can be found here.
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