West Norfolk is a unique place of unspoilt charm with an outstanding coastline and beautiful countryside. The town of Kings Lynn offers an array of shops and restaurants and direct rail access to London Kings Cross and Cambridge.

The stunning coastline provides a fantastic variety of tranquil beaches and includes classic seaside villages.

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FACT FILE

 

Take a look at our fact file to find out more about what West Norfolk has to offer.

TRAVEL
  • Kings Lynn is less than 100 miles to London and sits halfway between Norwich and Cambridge, making it an excellent base to travel easily around the country
  • Travel is straight forward with direct connections to Norwich and Leicester via the A47 and to Cambridge via the A10. The A17 leads to Newark and beyond
  • Trains to London Kings Cross depart hourly with a journey time of less than 2 hours
  • As well as easy access to Norwich International Airport, London Stansted Airport is 75 miles away
HOUSING
  • A new 2 bedroom terrace starts in Kings Lynn from around £175,000 or from as little as £77,500 on a shared equity basis
  • For renters, a modern 1 bedroom flat in the centre of Kings Lynn starts at around £500 pcm
  • A 3 bedroom semi-detached house on the edge of town can be found for around £570 pcm
  • Help to buy schemes are available across the locality
EDUCATION
  • There are 70 primary schools in Kings Lynn and West Norfolk (59 good or outstanding) and 10 high school (6 good) and 6 with sixth form provision
  • The College of West Anglia offers full time and part time courses across a range of vocational and academic fields
EMPLOYMENT
  • A key location for many agriculture related industries including food processing
  • A centre for fishing and seafood industries with many small scale engineering works and chemical factories
  • Sizeable employers such as the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk, Freebridge Housing and Mars Foods to name a few
LIFE
  • Covering the market town of Kings Lynn and the area to the west of the Breckland district, the locality scans an area of almost 900 square miles
  • Home to 150,000 residents the area is popular with tourists
  • Known throughout Britain, the special environment of West Norfolk provides some of the finest nature reserves in the country, with outstanding opportunities for bird watching
  • Wonderful walking routes abound, while those on two wheels will want to find time for cycling expeditions around the idyllic countryside
  • Fishing enthusiasts are drawn to the waterway networks of the Fens, as well as sea fishing opportunities along the coast
LEISURE
  • Immerse yourself in Kings Lynn and West Norfolk’s rich cultural heritage. The birthplace of Horatio Nelson brims with landmark historical sites, stately homes and museums
  • Marvel at Sandringham House – private home of the Queen, it is filled with parks and gardens that attract visitors from all over the world
  • Keep fit at the Alive Leisure Centre in Kings Lynn or give your taste buds a treat at the Michelin-starred Market Bistro
  • Hike or bike your way around some of the area’s outstanding coastline and beautiful rolling countryside
  • Make a splash around the 35 miles coastline, sailing or jet skiing and popular options such as windsurfing – Hunstanton offers some of the best conditions in the country