Travel and tourism
Here you can find travel and transport information and find out all about Boston's culture and heritage.
Welcome to Boston!
Here we reveal some of the amazing places to visit, histories to discover and things to do in and around the traditional, medieval market town of Boston, Lincolnshire. The original Boston!
As well as highlighting and describing the wealth of excellent places and activities our area provides, we can link you to the attractions' own websites where you might better discover in detail what is on offer. We think you will be impressed....
A wealth of history, heritage and activities
Boston, in Lincolnshire, a land of wide skyscapes, is a great destination for days out with a wealth of history, heritage and activities for individuals and groups to relish.
For all the information a visitor might need, including details of things to do, accommodation, what's on, food & drink, shopping, destinations and planning your trip then visit the official tourism website for Lincolnshire - Visit Lincolnshire.
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.
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.
Boston is also a gateway to some of Lincolnshire's finest surrounding countryside - from the nationally important Wash estuarine saltmarsh bird reserves 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.
To find out more, explore the links on the right and the Culture & Heritage and Travel & Tourism sections below.
Information about council car parks within Boston town centre.