Situated on the East Coast of England on The Wash, Kings Lynn has been steadily growing since the Middle Ages, to become a centre for commerce, business, leisure and tourism.
The town’s success dates back to the 14th and 15th centuries when reclamation of land from the Great Ouse River allowed merchants to build workplaces, homes and warehouses which further enhanced the trading status of Kings Lynn. There are several fine examples of these buildings in King’s Lynn, together with the Guildhalls and Churches etc.
Today the town has its old quarter which attracts visitors from all over the world, coupled with a busy pedestrianised modern shopping centre. The facilities Kings Lynn has to offer include a good-range of shops, restaurants and entertainments, plus additional retail centres which include large supermarkets and furniture stores etc. The regular services from the Bus Station provide access to Hunstanton and the North Norfolk Coast, Wisbech, and South Lincolnshire. The railway lines to Cambridge and London make Kings Lynn an ideal location for the commuter.
King's Lynn is well placed for the recreational areas along the unspoilt North Norfolk Coast. The house, woodlands and grounds of nearby Royal Sandringham is a popular attraction, and there are several National Trust properties within easy reach of the town. Norwich, Cambridge and Newmarket, etc. are within comfortable motoring distance.
Long Sutton is an attractive market town with an illustrious history. Its prosperity dates back to the early 13th century, when it was known to be a busy trading centre. By the mid 14th century Long Sutton was considered to be one of the richest communities in Lincolnshire.
The quality of life continues into the present day, with a thriving Friday market and produce auction ‘on the stones.’ Long Sutton is now perhaps better known for its prize-winning floral displays that decorate the town and buildings during the Spring and Summer. Over the past few years it has enjoyed repeated successes in the ‘Britain in Bloom’ competition. The town is also blessed with extensive public parks within the central area, making it ideal for children and dog walkers etc.
You may have heard of St Mary’s Church and its reputation for having the tallest lead-covered timber spire in England. This is just one of Long Sutton’s architectural landmarks, which include several fine Georgian Houses within the central area, a living memorial to its past agricultural successes.
With its unique fenland landscape and panoramic skylines, South Lincolnshire is not without its natural beauty. If, however, you want to explore further afield, the unspoilt North Norfolk coast is less than an hour’s drive away.
The bustling city of Peterborough is within a 40 minute car journey from long Sutton. Its large railway station with lines to London and Cambridge etc. make Long Sutton the ideal location for the commuting professional.
Long Sutton has a range of shops and services to include a Health Centre, Post Office, Banks, Pharmacy, Bakery, Professional Offices, Optician, Library, Clubs and Associations. Leisure facilities include Indoor and Outdoor Bowling, and successful Football, Hockey and Cricket Clubs. Further shopping and leisure facilities can be found in the nearby larger towns of Kings Lynn and Spalding, both accessible via the 505 bus service that runs half-hourly through the town. Slightly further afield, the towns of Peterborough and Boston have cinema and bowling facilities plus a wider range of leisure and shopping activities.
Terrington St Clement is reputed to be the largest village in Norfolk. It is situated south of The Wash, 7 miles West of Kings Lynn in Norfolk and 5 miles East of Sutton Bridge in Lincolnshire, on the old route of the A17 trunk road. The parish covers an area of seventeen square miles, nearly 4,450 hectares / 11,000 acres. Much of the farm land is best-quality grade I arable land.
The village enjoys the benefits of many local amenities, including a supermarket, two doctor’s surgeries, a post office, newsagents, a bakery, garden centres, take-aways, hairdressers, hardware store and even a dog grooming parlour! The village is linked to Kings Lynn and Spalding via the 505 half-hourly bus service. It is an excellent family centred village with a range of local services and road links to Norwich, London, Cambridge and the Midlands.
Terrington St Clement has primary and secondary schools. They are situated opposite one another on Churchgateway. It also has a village hall, scout hut and two pubs: The King William and The Wildfowler, both of which serve food. St. Clements is one of the most fascinating churches in Norfolk. Known as ‘The Cathedral of the Marshes’ it is simply enormous, standing some 168 feet long with a highly decorative separate tower.
Dersingham is a wonderful popular village situated approximately 9 miles north of the town of King’s Lynn. The village is perfectly located with Sandringham just 5 minutes away. Her majesty’s Christmas Residence is stunning all year round and attracts many tourists to its stately home, visitor centre & 600 acres of woodland.
The village boasts a wide range of local facilities including a supermarket, doctors surgery, newsagents, post office, convenience store, fish & chip shop, take aways, public houses, garden centre, hairdressers, library, opticians, pharmacy, dentist & more! There are also regular bus services to the towns of Kings Lynn & Hunstanton.
Dersingham has a first & nursery school & St Georges C of E Junior school. The village also has 3 places of worship to include St Cecilia’s Catholic church, St Nicholas’ church & the Methodist church on Post Office Road.
Dersingham is a beautiful village with a strong community feel. The village is very popular with both tourists and locals and has many bed & breakfasts & guesthouses. A short drive away are the beaches of Snettisham & Heacham and the town of Hunstanton is approximately 7 miles away attracting thousands of tourists every year.