A quaint seaport brimming with history and many castle sites in the surrounding area. The towns famous leaning bell tower, Greyfriars Tower is just behind the library and was once a landmark for sailors. Both the town hall and Custom Hall have archives of the interesting merchant and smuggling history of King’s Lynn. True Yard’s Fisherfolk museum depicts two preserved fisherman cottages and a smokehouse. Planet Zoom is the perfect indoor activity centre for a rainy day to keep the children occupied. Filled with slides, ball pools and play equipment.
Castle Rising is an impressive 12th century castle, with a rich and fascinating history. Truly a hidden gem, visitors can wander the keep and imagine the battles fought and the royals who resided here hundreds of years ago. Surrounded by a moat, the stunning manor house of Oxburgh hall is worth a visit. Inside is a great hall with library, on site cafe and medieval tapestry’s and antiques on display. There are 70 acres of woodland trails and gardens to explore.
Castle Acre Priory is a preserved monastic site, dating back to 1090. There is a herb garden and display of archaeological finds from the ruins. An ideal spot for a picnic and dogs are also welcome. Snettisham Park is a working farm open to the public where you can join in with the feeding of the animals and meet the resident herd of red deer. Roydon Common is a lovely nature reserve great for walking and spotting rare plants and birds.