Places to Visit from a Train from King’s Lynn to King’s Cross
If you’re based in Yorkshire, it’s never been easier to take a day trip into the capital. You can catch a train to King’s Cross via King’s Lynn, and be there in just under two hours – leaving plenty of time to hit the major tourist spots, as well as a number of fantastic attractions on the way there and back. Let’s look at where you’ll be stopping.
This Cambridgeshire city is home to a number of man-made and natural marvels that are a far cry from the built-up centre of London. In Peterborough, you’ll find an impressive cathedral (pictured above), a stately home in the form of Burghley House, and plenty of parks to take a stroll through.
Being just a twenty-minute train ride from the centre of London, Stevenage enjoys considerable popularity among urbanites looking to unwind at the weekends. The biggest draw here is Fairlands Valley Park, a 120-acre expanse of greenery that’s perfect for mountain bikers, hikers, kite-flyers, climbers and, thanks to the lake, sailors.
On your way through Lincolnshire, you’ll come upon Grantham, which sits just on the border with neighbouring Nottinghamshire. If you’re looking to unwind in this part of the country, then a trip to nearby Belvoir Castle is undoubtedly in order. This country home is actually the fourth castle to stand on this site, having been designed on behalf of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland in the early 19th century.
If you’re looking for art and culture, then Wakefield is an attractive proposition. There’s the Hepworth, which is a stunning gallery specialising in modern artworks. Then there’s Wakefield Museum, which has a bit of a broader remit, and sits right in the town centre. If you’re looking to get some fresh air into your lungs, then you might consider a hike up to Sandal Castle. It was here that the Battle of Wakefield was fought more than five centuries ago; the hilltop location provides visitors with unrivalled views over the nearby Calder Valley.
So what about King’s Lynn itself? Much of the appeal of this little town in Norfolk is spread throughout the centre itself, with historic buildings providing more than enough reason to stop off. There’s the largest and best-preserved medieval guildhall in the country, which also happens to be the oldest theatre in the UK. There’s also The Walks, which is an urban park first established in the 18th century, which is the home of the Grade-I-listed Red Mount Chapel. If you’re looking for a quiet place to stop off on your way into London (or back from it), what better candidate could there be?