Introducing King's Lynn

Long labelled as ‘the Warehouse on the Wash,’ the medieval port town of King’s Lynn was once so busy with waterborne traders that it was said you could cross from one side of the River Great Ouse to the other by simply stepping from boat to boat. Staunchly pious citizens and wild-and-woolly sailors would mingle in its cobbled streets, and fishing fleets would rub woodwork with trading vessels and even New World explorers. Something of the salty port-town tang can still be felt in old King’s Lynn, though the petite modern-day port barely passes as a shadow of its former self.

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