Kings Lynn was once called Bishops Lynn because it belonged to a bishop. (Bishops Lynn became Kings Lynn in the 16th century). The word Lynn means pool and probably refers to a tidal pool on the Ouse. By the end of the 11th century, a little trading settlement grew up there. It was part of an estate owned by Bishop De Losinga. In 1095 he founded a Benedictine priory (a small abbey) there. In 1101 he granted the people of Kings Lynn the right to hold a market on Saturday. Kings Lynn also had an annual fair. In the Middle Ages fairs were like markets but they were held only once a year for a period of a few days. People would come from all over East Anglia to buy and sell at Kings Lynn fair. Bishop De Losinga also built the Church of St Margaret. So the little town of Kings Lynn was founded.
Sandringham House is a country house on 8,000 acres (3,200 ha) of land near the village of Sandringham in Norfolk, England, which is privately owned by the British Royal Family. The house is on the royal Sandringham Estate, which lies within the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
08:45 meet at Ibis London City, 1 Pommel Way, E1 6BF (near Aldgate East Station); 09:00 sharp departure; 12:00-14:00 Kings Lynn; 14:30-16:30 Sandringham House (from £8.50); 16:30 departure; 19:00 London, Aldgate East.
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