Kings Lynn Info
The West Norfolk seaport of King's Lynn has 1,000 years of history. Sited on the banks of the Great Ouse, many explorers left the shores of Britain from here; local resident, Captain George Vancouver, famously named the northwest coast of North America, British-Columbia. Kings Lynn is situated on the largest tidal bay in the country, The Wash, which supports a sizeable colony of seals and is home to vast numbers of migratory birds; it is recognised as a European Marine Site.
The Lynn Museum will provide hours of entertainment, as will Caithness Crystal, a studio that provides visitors with a great glassmaking experience; shape your own whiskey tumbler or delicate vase and collect it the next day.
King's Lynn Art Centre presents a varied schedule of exhibitions, along with dramatic and musical performances. The Queen Mother opened the doors to this historical institution in 1951, enabling local talents to once again take to the stage.
Lynnsport and Leisure Park, in Greenpark Avenue, offer a host of fitness facilities; there are the main '8-court' sports hall, three squash courts, dedicated table-tennis centre and a purpose-built skate park. Kings Lynn Football Club is home to The Linnets, a team that was established in 1879. It is a great venue for weddings, corporate events and of course, football matches.
Millions of pounds have been poured into regeneration schemes for King's Lynn, updating the town's facilities. It is a growing port and commercial fishing is still very much a part of working life here, with food-processing factories supporting the local agricultural output of Norfolk.