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Clifton House

The most important house in the historic town of King’s Lynn.

Queen Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1HT

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Probably the finest surviving merchant’s town house in England, now the home of Simon Thurley and Anna Keay, Grade I listed Clifton House provides ‘the most remarkable catalogue of building periods from the middle ages onwards’ (Pevsner).

As well as Tudor, Stuart and Georgian interiors and a magnificent staircase by Henry Bell, the tour includes the famous Elizabethan tower with its Jacobean murals and spectacular views. The kitchen has the largest domestic medieval tiled pavement in England (visible through hatches) and the five-storey tower, built in the 1570s, is unique.

After half a century of institutional use the house is now being restored as a family house.

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Clifton House, Norfolk

Clifton House, Norfolk

Clifton House, Norfolk

Clifton House, Norfolk

Clifton House, Norfolk

Clifton House, Norfolk

Clifton House, Norfolk

Clifton House, Norfolk

Getting here

Queen Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1HT

Clifton House is situated in the heart of King’s Lynn old town. The nearest parking is at Baker Lane or South Quay.

To reach us via public transport, regular train services run from London and Cambridge to King’s Lynn, and bus services run from Peterborough and Norwich. Bus & train stations are approximately 10 minutes walk from Clifton House.

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