The medieval market town of Boston in Lincolnshire rightly claims to be ‘the original Boston’ after which various old colonial towns and cities around the globe have been named. If you like to explore local heritage, go cycling or walking take day trips to little seaside resorts and villages then Boston will have much to appeal to visitors looking for Cottage accommodation in the north of Lincolnshire.
Many ancient cities still retain their traditional markets, but none so well as Boston whose Wednesday and Saturday markets are now quite famous and attract visitors from all over the UK and abroad to the market place overlooked by the stunning medieval architecture of St Botolph’s Church, locally known as ‘The Stump’ and visible for miles around across the flat countryside that surrounds the town. Boston is the city where The Pilgrim Fathers were tried and sent to prison before their eventual departure to the New World from Plymouth. Take a trip to the Boston Guildhall Museum to find out more about their story as well as the history of this city. Other sites to visit include the Maud Foster Mill, one of the tallest working windmills in England. Also, get a glimpse of an 18 Century Merchant’s life at Fydell House, home of a prosperous wine merchant and now open to the public.
There are some delightful villages and walks surrounding Boston. The Royal Air Force’s ‘Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is based at RAF Conningsby – so holiday cottage visitors here can expect an occasional World War II Spitfire, Hurricane or Lancaster Bomber flypast. Alternatively, go see them at the Visitor Centre located at the airfield and share the day with a walk and picnic in the nearby Tattishall Lakes Country Park. Bird lovers will also enjoy visits to the RSPB Nature Reserves at Frampton March and Frieston.