Check out these amazing views of King’s Lynn from the Greyfriars Tower

Hillington Square in King's Lynn, seen from the roof of Greyfriars Tower. Picture: Ian Burt

Hillington Square in King's Lynn, seen from the roof of Greyfriars Tower. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Medieval monks loved to stargaze from its lofty summit. And King's Lynn's leaning tower was just the place to catch some rays in today's spring sunshine.

The Police Station in King's Lynn, viewed from the roof of Greyfriars Tower. Picture: Ian Burt

The Police Station in King's Lynn, viewed from the roof of Greyfriars Tower. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Photographer Ian Burt was given special permission to ascend the 95ft high Greyfriars Tower with his camera. He captured sweeping views of Lynn town centre, the tidal River Ouse stretching away to the south and the revamped Hillington Square, along with Lynn Minster and a bird's eye view of work under way on the police station.

The 14th Century tower was once part of a Franciscan monastry. It was spared from being demolished during the reformation because it was a useful landmark for ships.

Some say one monk, Nicholas of Lynn, was inspired to make voyages of exploration from gazing at the skies from Greyfriars. He is said to have visited the Arctic in 1330. He became a professor at Oxford and published a book of astrological tables.

The College of West Anglia in King's Lynn, viewed from the roof of Greyfriars Tower. Picture: Ian Bu

The College of West Anglia in King's Lynn, viewed from the roof of Greyfriars Tower. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt


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Hillington Square in King's Lynn, seen from the roof of Greyfriars Tower. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Minster in King's Lynn, seen from the roof of Greyfriars Tower. Picture: Ian Burt

The Minster in King's Lynn, seen from the roof of Greyfriars Tower. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

King's Lynn town centre seen from the roof of Greyfriars Tower. Picture: Ian Burt

King's Lynn town centre seen from the roof of Greyfriars Tower. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Greyfriars Tower in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Greyfriars Tower in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Greyfriars Tower in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Greyfriars Tower in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Greyfriars Tower in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Greyfriars Tower in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

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