Surrounded by the wide open spaces of Lincolnshire, there’s plenty to enjoy in Boston if you’re a fan of the Great Outdoors. As well as enjoying the view from the famous Stump or spotting birdlife, you can admire the town’s interesting medieval buildings or sample fresh local veg from its historic market or watch one of the town’s two football teams in action. However you choose to spend your time when staying at our hotel in Boston, this guide will help you discover the best places to eat, drink, sightsee and shop as well as picking out the best entertainment spots and activities in the town.
Things to do in Boston
Boston has some small shopping centres, but the real jewel in its crown is the historic Boston Market, which takes over the town’s Market Place every Wednesday and Saturday and specialises in a mouthwatering array of fresh produce from the surrounding area. The most central shopping centre is at Pescod Square, which has its own multi-storey car park and stores including Waterstones, Next and Wilko. For further retail therapy opportunities, try Boston Shopping Park, which is slightly out of the town centre in the direction of our Boston hotel. The newest shopping addition to Boston is Waterfall Plaza, part of a recent redevelopment of the County Hall complex.
It’s well worth making the train journey east from Grantham and Nottingham as you get a real sense of the huge scale of land reclamation which has taken place over hundreds of years. The fertile farmland created as part of the drainage of the Fens is evident all around in the many fields of cabbages, cauliflowers and potatoes. During the height of the summer, you might be the only person getting off at Boston Railway Station - that’s because the line continues to the seaside resort of Skegness and the trains are often packed with holidaymakers.
Boston can feel pretty remote to visit, but once you’re there it’s easy to get around. Boston Bus Station serves many local routes within the town area and there are buses to locations such as Skegness, Spalding, Holbeach and Sleaford which also take in many of the surrounding villages.