One of the reasons behind the popularity of Lincolnshire as a tourist destination is its wealth of charming small towns and villages. In the south of the county lies Boston, a small port town on the River Witham. Among the town's many attractions is a landmark which can be seen from miles around, St. Botolph's Church. With a good number of exciting attractions and a glut of fine hotels, there's never been a better time to visit Boston.
A Medieval Centre
The building of St. Botolph's Church started all the way back in 1309, but it wasn't until 1450 that work was begun on the dominating tower. The tower, now known affectionately as 'The Stump', is among the tallest Medieval structures in England. Standing tall at 272 feet, on a clear day it can be spied from as far away as East Anglia.
More Than Just a Church
The building at St. Botolph's Church is far more than just a church. Sitting above the porch is a library that has existed on the site since the 17th Century. The size of the collection fluctuated for many years, settling in the 1950s at over 1,500 volumes. Among the most prized items in the library are a 1542 edition of Chaucer and a 12th Century manuscript of Commentary on Genesis by St. Augustine.
Hotels in Boston
A popular spot with visitors, Boston his home to some of the finest guesthouses and hotels in Lincolnshire. The Kings Arms offers a welcoming and traditional English bed and breakfast experience. With the friendly local pub just below, guests have easy access to exquisite food and drink. The roomy New England Hotel also houses its own restaurant, as well as a wide range of facilities, to include wedding catering and function rooms.
The Nearby Lincolnshire Coast
The stunning natural coastline is one of Lincolnshire's most alluring attractions. At Boston, visitors are just a short journey away from it. Head directly east for views out over the North Sea. Alternatively, a short drive north will take you to the famous seaside resort of Skegness, home to an award-winning beach and lively pier.