Instant Valuation

We're going to look today at the biggest town in north Norfolk and the second biggest place in Norfolk: King's Lynn.

Known as Bishop's Lynn until 1537, the town has seen rapid development and growth - not just in a new name either.

Equidistant from Cambridge and Norwich at 44 miles, this seaport in west Norfolk has a lot to recommend it.

It's a town the team at Pure North Norfolk really like.

As well as having quite a vibrant town centre, with many retail and restaurant outlets, the town centre is stepped in history. It is a town full of statement buildings shaped by Henry Bell who designed many of the fine merchants' house that still adorn Lynn, as many know it.

It has a grand market square and a famed Hanseatic trail too.

Outside the town, greater delights await in the shape of Sandringham House, the 15th century Oxburgh Hall, with its hiding holes from the Cromwell era and the equally wonderful, but separate, remains of Castle Acre and Castle Rising. 

The honeypot coastal towns and villages of north Norfolk are not far away either and it's a town and area where property sells and lets quickly.

In Norfolk terms, King's Lynn is quite affordable - the average sold price of all property there is £60,000 lower than our base here in Fakenham, for example.

We asked Julia Gooch for her thoughts on property in King's Lynn:

"Norwich city centre prices are high, yet only an hour's drive away along the A47, you get much more for your money than in the city or indeed across north Norfolk. Land registry prices indicate an average sold price of £160,420, with the bulk of these prices being made up from terraced homes at just shy of £140,000."

Are prices rising in King's Lynn?

"Yes they are. There's a great deal of investment in the town and this was reflected in an annual rise of 9% in 2016 against a national average of 7%. We expect similar figures too for 2017 too, with property being in relatively short supply and high demand."

"The other great thing about King's Lynn is its location: you have access to Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and other parts of Norfolk from the town, which has growing appeal too."

Do you cover King's Lynn, we asked.

"Indeed," Julia adds, "we market properties for sale in Norwich which is almost 27 miles from our Oak Street office, and King's Lynn is just 22 miles away. If you'd like advice or a valuation in King's Lynn and around, contact us now fro impartial, professional advice on selling or letting your property."