Lynn’s rich maritime history and enduring heritage with the German Hanseatic ports is well documented and will be celebrated this year in the town as The Year of the Hanse.
And King’s Lynn Town Guides will play an important part in the celebrations with four free Hanse walks in May and July.
The guided walks, which will typically last up to an hour, will provide an enduring insight in to key Hanseatic sites, including the Custom House, King Street with the location in the 15th century of some iconic merchants‘ houses, the medieval St George¹s Guildhall, the Purfleet, Queen Street, Clifton House, with its watchtower and 14th century undercroft, Thoresby College, the Saturday Market Place, the Holy Trinity Guildhall (the home of Lynn¹s Great Guild of merchants) Lynn Minster and the Hanse House itself, the only remaining Hanseatic warehouse in England. All in all it will present a fascinating tapestry.
The walks, on Saturday, May 16 (11am), Sunday, May 17 (2pm), Sunday, July 12 (2pm), and Saturday, July 25 (2pm) will be led by experienced guides.
There will also be a longer guided walk on Monday, 20 July (7pm) entitled Hanseatic Lynn led by Dr Paul Richards which is one of the Monday evening walks organised by the Town Guides in June and July.
These Monday evening walks are part of the guide’s regular programme which is by paid ticket only.
Further information contact the Tourist Information Centre at the Custom House on 01553 763044.