King’s Lynn, also known simply as Lynn, is a historic seaport and market town located in the county of Norfolk, England. It is situated on the east coast of England, approximately 97 miles (156 kilometers) north of London. The town lies on the River Great Ouse, near its mouth as it enters The Wash, an estuary on the North Sea.
Historically, King’s Lynn was an important trading port during the medieval period, playing a significant role in the Hanseatic League, a powerful medieval trading alliance. Its location allowed it to serve as a gateway for trade between England and continental Europe. The town has a rich history, and its streets still reflect many centuries of architecture and cultural influences.
King’s Lynn continues to be an active port, albeit with a more modern focus on cargo and industrial activities. The town’s economy also includes industries such as tourism, agriculture, and retail. It attracts visitors with its historical sites, waterfront, and cultural events.
Please note that my information is based on data up to September 2021, and there may have been developments or changes in King’s Lynn since that time.