Next up was 19 Tuesday Market Place (Hawkins Solicitors) a late 18C house with many lovely original features and the decor was superb. I loved the light shining through the coloured glass dome at the top of the stairwell.
Moving along the Tuesday Market Place, next was Bishops Lynn House where there's a large staircase in the hallway, I know the insides of this building from my time years ago on an NWES Business Start-up course!
Over the other side of the of the market square is 11-12 Tuesday Market Place, recently and very well renovated by Ring Associates. A fascinating tour by a member of staff who showed the work undertaken and how part of of the existing building used to be a pub and how they have managed to keep some of the features. Very impressed with their work and enthusiasm for heritage of the building.
Within The Duke's Head Hotel is The Masonic Temple, purpose built in 1729 and still used today by the freemasons, having visited the Thetford
A few doors down is The Old Town Hall and Guildhall a beautiful group of buildings, the guildhall built in 1423 and assembly room dating 1767.
Across the street was the next heritage stop, Thoresby College, founded in 1500 but most of the building is 17C. Today looked after by the King's Lynn Preservation Trust who acquire and restore historic buildings within the town.
A short walk along South Quay and down St. Margaret's Lane to the next stop Hampton Court secret garden, a beautiful hidden treasure next to the Hanse House. From here it was just a short walk, passing Hampton Court (couldn't resist a sneaky peek into courtyard) to the Priory Cottages private garden, another tucked away little gem in the heart of the historic part of town. The cottages comprise the remains of the Benedictine Priory founded C1100 attached to St Margaret's church. Beautiful potted plants and seating areas for each other created a little haven for the owners.
To finish the day was a walk back along South Quay to the Tuesday Market Place seeing the last remaining Classic Cars leaving...then home to put feet up, what a very enjoyable day learning about the heritage of King's Lynn - I'll be sure to return next year as that's not even half of the events run on the day! Whilst on walkabouts I spotted a couple of Maritime Trail plaques in the pavement - something else to look up and follow!