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OVERVIEW OF KINGS LYNN PE30 NORFOLK UK

Kings Lynn is a historic port on the River Great Ouse at the most southerly point of the Wash. An historic market town, with market days Tuesday and Saturdays (as are the towns two market places called) often referred to as Norfolk's second city. Kings Lynn has two Guildhalls both dating back to medieval times when Kings Lynn then Bishops Lynn was the main Hanseatic League port on the East Coast.

 

Kings Lynn is rich in historic architecture with the Southgate's Arch on the main entrance into town, Clifton Tower, the Customs House, Blackfriars Tower and the Red Mount are just a few places to see, along with Nelson Street, Queens Street and Kings Street area, often  referred to and signposted The Old Town.

 

Since the reign of Queen Victoria Kings Lynn has enjoyed Royal Patronage, with their privately owned Christmas home Sandringham Estate, only being 5 to 6 miles away from Kings Lynn.

 

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OVERVIEW OF INDUSTRY IN KINGS LYNN PE30

Kings Lynn industry comprises of, Chemical Production, Docks, Fishing, Food production, Engineering, warehousing, etc. The main industry surrounding Kings Lynn is arable Farming with crops of Sugar Beet, Wheat and Barley, Potatoes etc.

 

Big Company names associated with Kings Lynn are :  Bespak,  Dow Chemicals,  Foster Refrigeration, Penguin Frozen Food Group, Palm Paper, Mars Food UK Limited, Tulip Food and Porvair,

 

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FAMOUS NAMES WHO ORIGINATED OR RESIDED IN KINGS LYNN

Famous Names from Kings Lynn:

Robert Walpole first Prime Minister of England was the member of parliament for Kings Lynn before his appointment  whose home was Houghton Hall just off the main Fakenham to Kings Lynn Road.

 

HRH The Princess of Wales Lived at Park House, Sandringham and attended Silfield School on Gayton Road Kings Lynn. 

 

Captain George Vancouver the explorer, who Vancouver in Canada is named after, was born and lived in New Conduit Street Kings Lynn. 

 

Martin Brundle ex formula one racing driver now commentator on ITV F1 and Journalist born in Kings Lynn now lives locally in the area.

 

Lord Admiral Nelson was born in Burnham Thorpe Near Kings Lynn

 

Roger Taylor drummer for the pop group "Queen" was born in Kings Lynn

 

The Indian Princess Pocahontas lived at Heacham Hall for a short period with her husband John Rolfe

 

 

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN AND AROUND KINGS LYNN PE30

Tourist attractions near to Kings Lynn

Castle Rising, (Village and Norman Castle)

The Royal Sandringham Estate, (The Queens Own Estate house and grounds open when not in residence)

Wolverton, (Village and railway station that was used by the Royal Family when visiting Sandringham)

The Iceni Village, 

Castle Acre, 

Lavender Fields at Heacham, 

Houghton Hall, 

Kings Lynn (The Old Town is rich in history with the Guildhall of St George and The Customs House plus lots more)

plus many other attractions in and around Kings Lynn

Tourist Information Centre: The Customs House - Purfleet Quay - Kings Lynn Tel 01553 763044

 

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24 HOUR SERVICE STATIONS IN KINGS LYNN PE30

24hr Filling Stations:

Fina Service Station, West Lynn Junction of A47 & A17 (Just off southern bypass)

Tesco's Hardwick Road, Kings Lynn, (Credit Card Operated Pumps) Situated on main road into Town off A10 & A47 Junction

 

LOCATION OF ATM's (HOLE IN THE WALL CASH MACHINES) IN KINGS LYNN PE30

Hole in the wall cash machines in Kings Lynn: 

Barclays Bank Tuesday Market Place

The Crossways Inn, Valingers Road. Kings Lynn (Located inside available during opening hours 11am to 11pm)

Lloyds TSB Tuesday Market Place & High Street, 

HSBC High Street & Peel Centre on the Hardwick Trading Estate,

The Nat West  Tuesday Market Place & Hardwick Road, 

The General Post Office Baxter's Plane, 

Sainsbury Supermarket bus Station, 

South Lynn Post Office (inside available during normal opening hours)

Tesco Superstore Hardwick Road,  Also Lynn Road Gaywood. 

Along with most  building societies in High Street.

 

SHOPPING IN KINGS LYNN PE30

Shopping In Kings Lynn: 

Town Centre: High Street, Norfolk Street, New Conduit Street & Broad Street. Mainly Multi National shops, Building Society offices, Travel Agents, with a few Independent retail shops.

Town Centre: St James Street, Tower Street & Lower End of Norfolk Street, mainly Independent  Retail Outlets

Hardwick Road Kings Lynn: Campbell's Meadows, Peel Centre, Pierpoint Retail Park, Superstores, Factory Outlets & Warehouse retail Shopping.

Market Days: 

Tuesday & Friday offers a large open air market on the Tuesday Market Place

Saturday a smaller open air market on the Saturday Market Place.

 

BUS & RAIL PUBLIC TRANSPORT INFORMATION FOR KINGS LYNN PE30

Bus Station: Vancouver Centre Kings Lynn.

Bus Travel Office & Waiting Room :

Eastern Counties Vancouver Centre Tel: 01553 772343

Norfolk County Council (NORBIC)

Public Transport  timetable enquiries  0845 3006116

Or Travel Web site at http://www.travelineeastanglia.org.uk

 

Railway Station: Blackfriars Road, Kings Lynn

Travel & Booking Information: 0345 484950

For Information on Rail-link Coach operating between Kings Lynn & Peterborough Station Tel: Eastern Counties (First Bus) 01553 772343

 

MUSEUMS & LIBRARY IN KINGS LYNN PE30

Kings Lynn  Museum

Old Market Street - Kings Lynn Tel: 01553 775001

 

Town House Museum of Lynn Life

46 Queens Street - Kings Lynn Tel: 01553 773450

 

True's Yard Fishing Museum

North Street - Kings Lynn  Tel: 01553 770479

 

Kings Lynn Library:

London Road - Kings Lynn Tel:01553 761393 or  772568

 

LOCATION  OF COUNCIL - POST OFFICE & ESSENTIAL SERVICES

Borough Council Offices : Borough Council of Kings Lynn & West Norfolk, 

Kings Court, Chapel Street, Kings Lynn.  (all departments) Tel 01553 692722 

 

Norfolk County Council Western District HQ

St Margarets House, St Margarets Place, Saturday Market Place Kings Lynn Tel: 0844 800 8001

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Police (Norfolk Constabulary)

Kings Lynn Police Station, St James Street - Kings Lynn Tel 01553 691211

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Main Kings Lynn Post Office - Located in W H Smith - Norfolk Street -Kings Lynn Customer Help Line 0845 7223344

Web Addresses :- Post Office Counters Services: www.postoffice.co.uk

 

 

Sorting Office Austin Field, Kings Lynn Tel: 01553 763355

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital A&E 

Gayton Road, Kings Lynn, (Just off 2nd Roundabout A149) Tel 01553 613613

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Tourist Information Centre: The Customs House - Purfleet Quay - Kings Lynn Tel 01553 763044

 

 

 

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