King's Lynn is a port town situated in Norfolk. Through the years, the town has also been known by the names of Lynn Regis and Bishop's Lynn. Whatever name you call it, this town is the third largest in the Norfolk area. It is also home to numerous royal connections. The British Royal Family's residence, Sandringham House, is located less than 10 km away. Diana, Princess of Wales, also attended school for the first time in King's Lynn. King's Lynn offers a variety of hotels, pubs, shops, boutiques and restaurants to enjoy while in the local area.
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King's Lynn is a small English town which is aptly named, having been the birthplace and visiting destination of many the members of the upper echelons of British society, such as Princess Diana, who was the Princess of Wales as well as being the birth home of George Vancouver, a British navy officer. The Lynn in the name is the ancient Celtic word for lake.
In keeping with its strong ties with royalty, King's Lynn has the Castle Rising Castle located very close by. Originally created in 1138, the Castle suffered extensive damage and fell into severe disrepair and dilapidation circa the 12th century and the woeful state of the castle was soon rectified when major renovation work was undertaken in order to keep the castle in a sufficient state of repair. In fact, the engineers responsible for the work should feel pleased with their work, as it remains to this day, and is included in the modern day ruins of the castle!
The castle has borne witness to many a historical deed, and the most infamous and violent of these is the tale of Queen Isabella who murdered her husband and then assumed full control of the castle as a right. Having acceded to the throne, Isabella then used her newly found power and influence to ensure that she was safe from retribution to those members of the Royal Court who were still loyal and outraged by the murder of their beloved King.
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