Welcome to Boston

Pescod Square is located in the heart of Boston. Find out all about the background of this historic town.

Welcome to Boston, a lively historic port and market town locate on the River Witham, joining the North Sea at a part of the coast called The Wash.

Boston and its magnificent church are named after St Botolph, an Anglo-Saxon monk, who according to tradition visited the area in the 7th Century.

In the early medieval period, only London was richer and more important than Boston as a port. Boston’s wealth was based on the wool trade with Hanseatic League countries.

St Botolph’s Church (the Stump), Boston Guildhall and town’s stunning Market Place are just three examples of its medieval splendour. The large weekly markets each Wednesday and Saturday and its annual May Fair, also date back from this period.

Boston today is a diverse and vibrant town to explore and discover, with a range of quality national and independent shops, wonderful dining experiences and a unique history and heritage.