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Grey Friars Tower

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London Road, King's Lynn PE30 5BZ, England
+44 1553 616602
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landmark ruin

waked around this ruin and was impressed with hologram which was screened on at night. Always enjoy... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
BargeeGirl
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
Greyfriars came to King's Lynn in the 1230's and wasted no time in building a friary

The Greyfriars Tower is the only remaining part of the Franciscan monastery on this site, and one... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
Felixstowe2016
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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London Road, King's Lynn PE30 5BZ, England
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

waked around this ruin and was impressed with hologram which was screened on at night. Always enjoy looking at ruins and admiring the architecture of the era. worth a look if in area.

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Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Greyfriars Tower is the only remaining part of the Franciscan monastery on this site, and one of only three surviving Franciscan monastery towers in England and is considered to be the finest.

Thank Felixstowe2016
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Kings Lynn has more information panels than any other town I know - all of them well written and interesting. They lead me to this tower in its oasis of peace. Beautifully presented and maintained. Well worth a visit if you are in the town.

Thank TimothyDaw
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The bell tower is all that remains of a Franciscan monastery that stood on this site. The monastery was established in 1235, but the tower is later, dating from the 15th Century. It is 93 ft high and is said to be the best remaining...More

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Set in an attractive park. But little to recommend it if you're interested in the tower's monastic background. Adjoins a Bingo Hall. Wouldn't go again!

Thank williamcrossley
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Very interesting and historical which seems to be abundant in King's Lynn. Not too much time needed to observe.

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 11 May 2016

This is the sort of feature which one feels obliged to visit because it is part of the history of the town. It is the lantern tower of the old friary church - a flint-stone ruin. It is set in an attractive garden area, but...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 10 April 2016

I learned the difference between an abbey and a friary. Grey Friars is set in a lovely little park in King's Lynn. Recommend a visit.

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 9 April 2016

We had been informed that there was a daily guided walking tour starting at 2pm. However, when we arrived for the start of the tour it was evident that the walking tours were not on and would be commencing in May. We started to create...More

Thank Denise S
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Well worth a visit if you are interested in historical buildings. Whilst only the tower remains, there are several information boards around the site giving details of the site and buildings. The foundations and locations of the walls are also marked out on the floor,...More

Thank Bumpkin_n_Totty
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