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Written by Preetha Manivelan on September 27, 2020 Share on

Things To Do In Boston UK – Find Out The Best Of Boston!

A beautiful port and market town on the east coast of England is Boston, belonging to the county of Lincolnshire. The town is about 100 miles north of London and one of the best offbeat places to visit during your trip to the United Kingdom. The low lying landscapes and the architectural marvels spread across the town attracts thousands of tourists to the place. Here are the top 10 things to do in Boston, UK.

  1. Boston Guildhall
  2. RSPB Frampton Marsh
  3. St Botolph’s Church
  4. Boston Belle
  5. Witham Way Country Park
  6. Marketplace
  7. Pilgrim Fathers Memorial
  8. Bubblecar Museum
  9. Maud Foster Mill
  10. The Wash
Boston UK
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1. Boston Guildhall

St Mary’s was defeated during the reign of Henry VIII which led to the building becoming the town hall and courthouse of Boston. The building is an exhibit which includes pieces of historic embellishments in the kitchens/prison, banqueting hall and council chambers. They are all marked with information signs which portray the history of the art crafts.

The free museum is open from the Wednesdays to Saturdays. It sheds light on the mighty Bostonian history. Some of the significant parts include the Hanseatic trading port and the trial of the Pilgrim Fathers, who were also imprisoned in the lower floor. It can also turn out to be a fun place for kids as they can spend their time on the hands-on exhibits.

2. RSPB Frampton Marsh

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is present in a small space beneath Wash. The Frampton Marsh which is present over there has a real variety of water environments like reed beds, wet grassland, salt marsh and river scrapes. You can spot various types of whimbrels, skylarks, redshanks and avocets over there during the summers.

There is a visitor centre in the Marsh explaining about its habitats. In the outside, there are nature trails, wooden walkways and bird hides with 360° views. There are also rentals where you can rent binoculars and buy refreshments like a cup of tea.

RSPB Frampton Marsh
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3. St Botolph’s Church

The St Botolph’s Church is one of the UK’s largest parish churches and with one of the best landscapes in the town, it attracts a lot of people. The majestic perpendicular gothic tower is 83 metres in height and called rightly as the Stump.

Don’t forget to check out the 62 misericords in the choir stalls which were carved during the 1390s. They represent the heraldic figures and mythological creatures, as well as some animals and bizarre everyday scenes. This certainly is one of the must-do things in Boston if you are an art buff visiting the UK.

St Botolph’s Church
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4. Boston Belle

The Boston Belle is a boat starting from the Boston Gateway Marina and it offers cruises along the Witham during the months of April to October. It has an open foredeck with stalls, a licensed bar and a canopy over the stern. You get to float gently past arable farms, and in the town, you can have a memorable perspective of the Stump, the historic port and the town’s fishing fleet. Here, you can also avail the lunch and dinner cruises along with some cruises out into Wash in association with the RSPB. You can also go looking for seals and wading birds.

5. Witham Way Country Park

This country park is a decoration of grassland, scrub and forest. You can reach this beautiful place by walking along the Witham, a mile. The park is especially beautiful during the late spring and you can see a collection of butterflies at the bug park in the designated wildflower meadow. In honour of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, a community orchard was planted here in 2012. You can also see the Stump with a beautiful view from over here.

6. Marketplace

This enormous and unique marketplace in Boston UK is one of the largest market squares in England. It is filled with 120 stalls on Wednesdays and Saturdays and the vendors over there sell vegetables, fruit, cheese, cakes, confectionery, plants, etc. You can also visit the Neoclassical Assembly Rooms built in 1822 which is now possessing a nightclub of its own.

7. Pilgrim Fathers Memorial

The Pilgrim Fathers Memorial is present ten minutes downriver from Boston and it is a modest-looking monument. The monument is an integral part of European and American history. The Puritan Scrooby Congregation attempted to set sail for the Netherlands from here during 1607. However, the attempt was a failure as the captain tipped off the local authorities which resulted in imprisonment. However, an attempt was made in 1609 which turned out to be successful. The monument is beautiful and is made of small granite obelisk on a granite base.

Pilgrim Fathers Memorial
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8. Bubblecar Museum

This is the only museum in the country for the cars lesser than 700cc. The museum has a quirky and classic collection of cars that makes it a fun attraction to visit. It has more than 50 car models including the Isetta, Bond, Bamby, Frisky and Reliant mostly owing to the boom of bubble cars in the 50s and 60s. Along with the museum, there are also recreated shops, dioramas, a gift shop and cafe. It is present over the Clover Farm on the edge of town and it is open during the Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

9. Maud Foster Mill

The Maud Foster Mill in Boston is one of the highest windmills in the UK with a height of 25m and seven storeys. It is present from 1819 on the Maud Foster Drain which is a waterway that was used to transport corn and flour. The tall five sailed structure is majestic to look at and has a whitewashed ogee, encircled by a cantilevered wooden balcony on the third floor. The mill stopped the operations in 1948 and now, it is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays when you can have a visit there.

10. The Wash

The Wash, one of the largest estuaries in the United Kingdom, is a square-mouthed bay at the north-west end of East Anglia on the East coast of England. This is the place where Norfolk meets the city of Lincolnshire. The majestic rivers Witham, Welland, Nene and Great Ouse feed the Wash. The Wash constitutes very extensive salt marshes, major intertidal banks of sand and mud, shallow waters and deep channels. Visit this place to experience the best of nature, man-made wonders and much more.

With all these amazing landscapes and structures, Boston UK has much more to offer. Visit this spectacular places along with some of the best counterparts in the United Kingdom with packages from Pickyourtrail. Leave a Whatsapp inquiry for more options. Happy Travelling!

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