Greyfriars Tower and Ruins, King's Lynn. Open daily. Free entry.

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The tower and ruins are situated in Tower Gardens, which is fully accessible – the pathways are paved, flat and wide enough for a wheelchair. There is time-limited roadside parking around the outside of Tower Gardens.

Brief Description:

Greyfriars Tower, built in the 15th century, was the bell tower for a Franciscan monastery established on this site in 1235. The tower is a Grade I Listed Scheduled Ancient Monument, but due to the fact that it is leaning and slowly tipping to one side, it is on the English Heritages Buildings at Risk Register.

Further Information:


45 St James Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk PE30 5BZ


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Opening Hours:

Open daily.


The market town of King’s Lynn is 44 miles west of Norwich along the A47; Greyfriars Tower is in Tower Gardens, St James Street, off the A148. OS TF 620198


King’s Lynn has excellent transport links, offering both trains and buses. For further details contact Norfolk County Council on 0344 800 8020 or


There are no places to eat and drink onsite, but there are plenty of places nearby in King’s Lynn. There are no toilets onsite; however, there are toilets, plus disability facilities, nearby at Baker Lane.

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