Introducing King's Lynn
Once one of England's most important ports, King's Lynn was long known as 'the Warehouse on the Wash'. It was said you could cross from one side of the River Great Ouse to the other by simply stepping from boat to boat in its heyday. Something of the salty port-town tang can still be felt in old King's Lynn, with its cobbled lanes and narrow streets flanked by old merchants' houses. Unfortunately, the rest of the town is not so pretty, but King’s Lynn is redeemed by the vibrant open-air markets – the Saturday one at the Saturday Market Place, and the Tuesday and Friday markets on the Tuesday Market Place.