Places to Visit
Boston is one of Lincolnshire’s finest market towns. With a wealth of fascinating history and heritage to discover, a great selection of shops and places to eat and a stunning market place with vibrant markets, Boston is a must-see on your visit to Lincolnshire.
Even after 700 years travellers visiting the vibrant town of Boston can't fail to have been struck by the size and grandness of The Boston Stump. St Botolph's tower reaches 272ft towards the heavens, an outstanding monument to medieval stone masons. Look inside at the memorials to some of Boston's famous sons, and its American connections. And for more American connections, visit the Boston Guildhall where the Pilgrim Fathers were imprisoned and the history of Boston is brought to life.
Boston has always been a great trading centre. From the 13th century a lively port, and today a thriving market town. Busy markets have been held here for more than 450 years, now twice weekly every Wednesday and Saturday - with fresh food auctions and sales of everything from bicycles and tools to plants and antiques. An excellent choice of family run and independent shops surround the market place – including Pescod Square shopping and boutiques lining the medieval lanes.
Nearby, don't miss the RSPB Freiston Shore and Frampton Marsh Nature Reserves – great for families and lovers of nature. The Maud Foster Mill is the country's tallest working windmill - see it at work and climb to the top for some wonderful views.
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