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Stroll on ... King's Lynn guided tours on offer

Smugglers, concerts, trade in the North End, new pubs in old buildings and 900 years of history. Learn about them all during a gentle stroll as the sun goes down.

Every Thursday evening over the next six weeks King’s Lynn Town Guides will be conducting tours of the streets and by-ways of our ancient borough. For those who thought they knew the town – there’s a lot to learn.

Gaywood, a settlement even older than King’s Lynn, developed from a rural village with a bishop’s residence to the busy suburb it is today; its story is told on June 10.

King's Lynn Town Guides logo (47882609)
King's Lynn Town Guides logo (47882609)

The trade of the North End, its buildings and people are featured on June 17 and the colourful and rich tradition of civic drama, concerts and festivities a week later on June 24. July 1 brings wealthy merchants, naval heroes, brave sailors and bold smugglers and their stories and a week later on July 8 the story of Lynn from a small settlement to a major port will be revealed.

Finally on July 15 conviviality and history combine with new pubs in old buildings – and a drink in each one.

Each tour starts at 7pm, takes approximately an hour and a half and costs £5. Book through the Tourist Information Centre, 01553 763044.

Because of continuing Covid restrictions numbers have to be limited so it is advisable to book.

The guides’ programme of regular historic walks every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday afternoon is now running and continues until the end of October. Bespoke individual walks for friends and family can also be arranged Programme, tickets and booking details all from the TIC, 01553 763044.

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