The Hanseatic town of King’s Lynn was one of England’s most important ports from as early as the 12th century and this maritime past is still very much in evidence today. Fine old merchants’ houses stretch down to the river between cobbled lanes and the elegant Custom House overlooks the harbour.
The town’s heritage is reflected in an amazing array of historic buildings and at two magnificent market places: Saturday Market Place, where St Margaret’s Church , designated as a Minster Church in 2011 by the Bishop of Norwich, is surrounded by splendid buildings and Tuesday Market Place, quite possibly one of England’s grandest squares. Kings Lynn offers an excellent place to raise a family with 3 secondary schools and numerous junior and infants, along with the College of West Anglia for higher education.
The town centre has a fantastic pedestrian shopping areas with plenty of parking nearby. The train station has a direct line to London along with more local routes such as Peterborough and Downham Market.
There is growing development within Kings Lynn and the surrounding area showing this already important market town is thriving and growing toward the future.
Wisbech, the Capital of the Fens is renowned for its elegant Georgian architecture, a legacy from an era when the town was a booming trade centre. Stroll along the Brinks or round the Crescent to see some fine Georgian houses. A little further along North Brink is a completely different example of Georgian architecture. Elgood's Brewery was one of the first Georgian breweries to be built outside London and has stood almost unchanged for more than 200 years.
There are 2 market days in town centre where local businesses sell their wares to the public. The tidal River Nene runs through the centre of the town and is also an inland port. Schooling there are 2 secondary schools and numerous junior and infant schools. The town is excellently situated for easy access to many larger towns and cities for commuting to work.