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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 town! Read on and follow the links for more information about making the most of a visit to Boston. We look forward to welcoming you...


Even after 700 years travellers visiting the busy town of Boston can't fail to be struck by the size and grandness of Boston Stump. St Botolph's tower reaches 272ft towards the heavens, look inside at the memorials to some of Boston's famous sons, and its American connections. Another medieval gem is the magnificent 14th century Boston Guildhall, where the Pilgrim Fathers were tried and held. Other gems include the 18th century Fydell House 'The Grandest House in Town' and the 19th century Maud Foster windmill the country's tallest working windmill.

Boston has always been a great trading centre, from the 12th century an important and lively port, and today a thriving market town still based around the medieval market place and its surrounding network of connecting lanes. Busy markets have been held here for more than 450 years and an excellent choice of family-run and independent shops are situated nearby, plus much to do and see.

And don't miss the RSPB Frampton and Freiston Shore Nature Reserves - outstanding examples of environmental innovation situated in the stunning landscape of the Wash.

Boston Visitor Guide

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Produced by Boston Visitor Economy Partnership (BVEP) with the support of Boston Borough Council and Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce. Information in this Guide about things to do and places to stay are not recommendations of BVEP or the council. Please check information of individual businesses before you travel.


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 see Visit Lincolnshire the official Lincolnshire tourism website.