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A medieval market town with a lot to offer

St Botolph’s Church, Boston by Carol - CC BY-SA 2.0

Located in the Lincolnshire Fens, Boston is surrounded by a labyrinth of waterways and a thriving countryside that's perfect for walkers and lovers of wildlife.

The traditional market town sits on the edge of The Wash, a large estuary sandwiched between Lincolnshire and Norfolk, and boasts a long list of rare species of birds and other animals along its washbanks.

There are also two RSPB Nature Reserves, Freiston Shore and Frampton Marsh, that are home to yet more creatures and make wonderful days out.

For those seeking a bit of culture, Boston is teeming with history and has a thriving arts centre. St Botolph's Church, otherwise known as 'Boston Stump', has a giant spire visible for miles, with 209 steps to climb to reach the top. The church is as awe-inspiring from the outside as it is within, demonstrating intricate details and craftsmanship that can be dated back to the 1300s during its original construction era.

Boston Stump View, NE by Richard Croft - CC BY-SA 2.0

Another historical building of interest is the Boston Guildhall; built in the 1390s, the medieval building has stood the test of time and been preserved with a plethora of its original features to ensure that it remains a symbolic representation of the town's past, now housing a collection of exhibitions in honour of those years gone by.

The Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre is a hub of activity for Boston, with performances and shows on throughout the year, bringing together both the local community and passing visitors. If it's shopping you're after, Pescod Square is the main destination in the town with a multitude of high street brands to choose from.

"Boston is surrounded by a labyrinth of waterways and a thriving countryside."

Its markets are also a staple of the area, with weekly markets taking place on both Wednesdays and Saturdays, which means whether you're on a weekend getaway or a mid-week retreat you won't have to miss out on the local goods and produce.

There are plenty of cafés and restaurants dotted around if you're looking for a spot of lunch or an indulgent dinner. The carvery at Ye Olde Red Lion comes highly recommended, with the gastropub's food regularly winning awards, or for something a little more exotic, the Mexican marvels at Los Burritos offer a taste of South America with fantastic options for all dietary requirements.

A short drive north out of town will take you to the traditional seaside town of Skegness, where you can stroll along the sand or indulge in some old-fashioned arcade fun. Alternatively, head south a few miles to Springfields Outlet Shopping Centre just outside Spalding for top brands at discounted prices.

While you’re there

Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre

A thriving hub of fantastic performers and talent showcased on stage.

Frampton Marsh

One of two RSPB Nature Reserves on the fringes of Boston with an array of wildlife to discover.

Los Burritos

A Mexican restaurant famed for its delicious menu and vegan options.

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