Welcome to Boston!
Boston, Lincolnshire is a traditional medieval market town - The original Boston!
There is so much to see and do in Boston and the nearby areas, for history lovers, families, groups and anyone visiting the city. You'll certainly need more than a day! Read on and follow the links for more information about making the most of your visit to Boston.
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Boston - History, heritage and things to do.
Boston is a great place to visit for days out and short breaks. Boston attractions, shopping and things to do can be seen in the list below. And there are more useful links for visiting Boston on the right of this page.
Lincolnshire has a variety of things to do and places to visit - so for more information about Lincolnshire attractions, things to do, accommodation, events, food and drink, shopping, destinations and planning your visit to this county - Visit Lincolnshire the official Lincolnshire tourism website.
Visitors can immerse themselves in history, heritage and culture including the town's famous Wednesday & Saturday large traditional markets, established for more than 450 years. The market place has recently been enhanced and is a bright, airy open space great for pedestrians, the markets themselves and other activities such as craft fairs. It is surrounded by a medieval network of lanes hosting many independent shops, cafes and eateries and many national retailers in the more prominent shopping areas such as Pescod Square.
The market place sits alongside the magnificent St Botolph's Church - otherwise known as "The Stump". The 14th century Stump remains one of the east of England's most enduring and imposing landmarks and if you wish to climb its tower, you will be rewarded with spectacular views out to The Wash in the south, the Lincolnshire Wolds to the north and Lincoln Cathedral to the west. Visit the official website for St Botolph's church via this link.
Another great attraction is Boston Guildhall Museum, dating from the 1390's, it tells the history of the guildhall and the town and borough with a series of displays and exhibitions and includes the story of where the Pilgrim Fathers were tried and imprisoned before sailing eventually to new lives in the New World. www.bostonguildhall.co.uk
Another spectacular feature of the town is the Maud Foster Mill, one of the tallest and finest working windmills in the country. Built by Isaac & Thomas Reckitt in 1819 its turning 5 sails are still a feature of Boston today. Use this link to go to the Maud Foster Windmill website.
Next to the Guildhall is Fydell House, the grandest house in Boston. Built around 1700 it became the home of prosperous wine merchant, William Fydell. http://fydellhouse.org/
Boston is also a gateway to some of Lincolnshire's finest surrounding countryside - from the nationally important Wash estuarine saltmasalt marshreserves of RSPB Frampton Marsh & RSPB Freiston Shore on its doorstep to the navigable waterways, Boston woods and the Water Rail Way cycle and walking route to Lincoln.
With its wealth of high quality, accredited accommodation as well, the Borough of Boston really is a place to stay and discover. For other things to do around Boston a wealth of information can be found at Visit Lincolnshire, which details great attractions and events throughout the county. For example, whilst in Boston why not take the opportunity to explore some of the amazing aviation heritage sites nearby including the East Kirkby Aviation Heritage centre and the famous Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at Coningsby.