Ten more reasons to linger longer in Boston this summer
The sun's out and summer's just around the corner, so what's to do and where's to go around Boston? Here's our 10 favourite places to 'linger longer'.
1 The Stump - after you've marvelled at the grandness outside and inside, climb the tower for a bird's eye view of the town and 20 miles around. It has the tallest non-cathedral church tower in the world. You are back in medieval times and the view is of the fourth-richest provincial town in England with a port second only to London's.
2 The Guildhall - a medieval gem dating back to 1390. One of the earliest buildings to be built from that "new-fangled" construction material - bricks. Inside, step into the cells where the Pilgrim Fathers were locked up before they eventually escaped to found modern America.
3 Fydell House - next door to the Guildhall; Boston's finest house with elegant enclosed and secluded gardens. Admission is free.
4 Maud Foster Windmill -the tallest commercial mill in the UK. You can buy Maud Foster ground flour there to take home and make your own delicious loaf.
5 Market Place and market - one of the best medieval market squares in the country and one of the best outdoor markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays, seasonal craft market on Thursdays and other occasional events such as the Continental Market. Free family events and entertainment in the Market Place throughout the summer.
6 The lanes - the medieval feeder lanes leading to the Market Place. Explore these for unique and individual traders and places to eat and drink some of Lincolnshire's finest fare.
7 Riverside walk and marina - stroll the riverside path from St Botolph's footbridge. If you are feeling energetic cross the Grand Sluice and carry on alongside the non-tidal River Witham where the boats are moored. Photo courtesy of Peter Norton.
8 Memorial Gardens - recently cleaned and featuring the Veterans Way. A peaceful place for grateful reflection.
9 Central Park - for a relaxing picnic lunch and somewhere for the children to let off steam
10 Witham Way Country Park and nature reserve - wildlife by the River Witham, nature on your doorstep.