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“Park setting”
Review of Grey Friars Tower

Grey Friars Tower
Ranked #18 of 46 things to do in King's Lynn
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Stamford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Park setting”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Theres not much to this attraction in itself, just the tower with a history plaque and as far as i know you cannot gain access to the steps inside. However it is set in a lovely green park with plane trees and benches, tennis courts etc so your kids can play and you can admire the place.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
384 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
“Fascinating historical remnant”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Very well presented in gardens with good information boards. Close to The Walks and the shopping streets.

Visited July 2014
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SOUTHAMPTON
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Dusk comes Early...”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Set in a small central park, the tower is one of Lynn's "iconic" landmarks, and in recent years the spaces around it have benefited from having the positions of the former nave, cloisters etc of the old Friary clearly marked. The Tower shares the park with the town war memorial and some very well-kept garden plots. Entry is through any of three gates, costs nothing, and is a welcome oasis of calm in an area of Lynn with busy roads on at least three sides of the park. Signs on the gates say that the park is locked at dusk...well, get in early because in Lynn dusk seems to come early, in late afternoon in broad daylight, even in sumer!

Visited June 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
262 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“great historic monument !”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

visited the tower whilst on holiday with 2 clients who have learning difficulties its a great piece of history it dates back to the 15th century it was part of a monastery that was destroyed by henry the 8th its set in gardens that were once the grounds of a monastery worth a look if you're in kings lynn !

Visited September 2013
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