King's Lynn  is the third largest town in Norfolk in England with a population of 42,800. It is a Town with great history, having being founded in Medieval times, and is situated towards the west of the County on the River Great Ouse and near the Wash. Though it may not be the great trading port today that it was in years gone by, Lynn's marine links are still a defining feature of the town.
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King's Lynn town centre is best explored on foot. Local buses serve the suburbs and nearby towns.
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King's Lynn has three small markets each week. On Tuesday and Friday, the market is held in the Tuesday Market Place, and on Saturday in the Saturday Market Place. Specialities include fish and seafood (local brown shrimp on Tuesday and Saturday), local organic fruit and veg (Friday) and a Country Market stall selling locally-produced cakes, preserves, produce and plants (Friday).
There are many independent shops, including an egg shop.
After extensive redevelopment, the town center now has many more shops to offer including: TK Maxx, New Look, JJB Sport, TJ Hughes, Monsoon, Acessorize, 2 new coffee shops (Cafe Nero and Costa) and many discount shops
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At the top end of the market are the Riverside Restaurant, Prezzo and Luigi's which is excellent
For cafe food and drink, try the Green Quay cafe on South Quay or Crofters.
Avoid the Globe on the corner of the tuesday market place and walk straight past down to the Crown & Mitre at the bottom of Ferry Street for a wonderful selection of traditional home cooked meals at very affordable prices.
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Most pubs in the town have a very reasonable selection of not only lagers and bitters, but also local ales. Unfortunately, as in all towns and cities there are several places that are not up to scratch. The Crown & Mitre is well worth a visit with its fine selection of real ales and all the maritime artifacts you could wish to see.
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Those with a large budget may take interest in Congham Hall, an elegant Georgian manor nearby to the queens temporary residence at Sandringham, and 6 miles southeast of King's Lynn. Set in elegant parkland with it's own Herb Garden, those staying there will expect to be treated to a degree of luxury during their stay. For the traveller on a budget, King's Lynn Youth Hostel has a fine location in a historic building on the South Quay. If you would prefer a slightly more upmarket hotel, the Duke's Head is well worth a look. Stunning outside architecture, and situated on the Tuesday Marketplace, this is one of the best places to stay. Other brilliant options are The Globe Hotel (also on the Tuesday Marketplace) and the Ramada, situated slightly outside. The Knights Hill Best Western near South Wooton should also be considered if you are looking for accommodation in the idyllic Norfolk Countryside.
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