Medieval and Hanseatic Lynn

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Lynn was founded about 1095.  As important in the Middle Ages as Liverpool was to become in the Industrial Revolution, it was a major seaport and market town for centuries, with access to twelve counties via the Ouse river system.  Aptly described as ‘The Warehouse on the Wash’, Lynn’s historic built environment is of national significance.  Medieval churches, guildhalls, merchant houses and warehouses are particularly arresting and exceptional.  Of European importance is the Hanse House built by the German cities of the Hanseatic League in the late 1470s as a storage and business centre.  None other has survived in England.  This walk will embrace Lynn’s medieval built heritage and include visits to key locations.  Your guide is Dr Paul Richards FRSA, one of our most popular lecturers, who has a large loyal following amongst members, so book early.

Lunch will be served at the Riverside Restaurant, King Street.  Choice of Seafood pasta gratinee or bangers and mash. 

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Meet at the King's Lynn Saturday Market by St Margaret's Church. Travel via South Gate and follow signs to long-term parking. This is situated on South Quay. Follow the river, keeping it on your left. The first turning on the right will lead you to St Margaret's church. There are good public transport links to King's Lynn from Yarmouth, Norwich, Wisbech and Swaffham. Norfolk PE30 5EF