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Boston is a market town in Lincolnshire, England, with a population of 70,500 in 2021. Boston's most notable landmark is St Botolph's Church, which is visible from miles away across the flat lands of Lincolnshire.


The Prime Meridian passes directly though Boston.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

  • 1 Boston station. On the Poacher Line from Grantham to Skegness. Boston railway station (Q1812453) on Wikidata Boston railway station on Wikipedia

Get around[edit]

Map of Boston (England)


  • 1 The Stump. Boston's Parish Church of St Botolph has the highest church tower in England at 272 ft and can be seen for miles over the south Lincolnshire countryside and even from across the Wash. The church's foundation probably dates back to a monastery founded by St Botolph in 654. The present church building dates from 1309, though construction of the tower did not begin until 1450. A 17th century vicar of Boston, John Cotton, was one of the leaders of the Pilgrim Fathers who founded Boston, Massachusetts. St Botolph's Church, Boston (Q7592685) on Wikidata St Botolph's Church, Boston on Wikipedia
  • 2 The Bubblecar Museum, Clover Farm, Main Rd, Langrick, PE22 7AW (10 km north-west). Museum dedicated to British microcars. £3 for adults and £1 for children.
  • 3 Sibsey Trader Windmill, Frithville Road, Sibsey, PE22 0SY (5 miles North on A16), +44 1205 750036. Tu Sa Su 10AM-6PM. An impressive six-story working windmill built in the late 19th century, a tearoom on-site sells produce made from the mill. Open weekends March to October and also on Tuesdays from May, open Saturdays from November to February. adults £2.50, children £1.00, concessions £2.00. Sibsey Trader Mill (Q7507280) on Wikidata Sibsey Trader Mill on Wikipedia
  • 4 Maud Foster Mill. A seven floor working windmill which is one of the tallest in Britain. It still produces flour, the process of which can be seen by visitors. Also has an on-site tea room. Open throughout the year, tearooms daily, mill on Wednesday and at the weekend, as well as on Thursday and Friday in July and August. Maud Foster Windmill (Q6792220) on Wikidata Maud Foster Windmill on Wikipedia


  • Water Rail Way is a long-distance trail between Lincoln and Boston along the River Witham. It's an old railway trackbed so it's level and suitable for cycling. Start from Sluice Bridge A1137 and be on the east bank of the river.



There are a number of places one can eat. Indian restaurants, Chinese, French, and even Thai.

  • Deniros Restaurant, 2a Tawney St, +44 1205 363000. serves all kinds of Italian food
  • Tate's Fish Restaurant, 4-6 New St, +44 1205 362753. It serves fish and chips. People are lovely and always helpful to help you.
  • 1 Zhuguang Cantonese Restaurant, 138 West St, PE21 8RE, +44 1205 360328.




As of Nov 2022, Boston and its approach roads have 4G from EE, O2 and Vodafone, and 5G from Three.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Boston
GrimsbySpilsby  N  SW  SpaldingPeterborough
NottinghamGrantham  W  NE  Skegness

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