Elms Farm Cottages are located just 2.5 miles away from the historic English town of Boston, which is well worth a visit during your stay.
This busy market town and small port is steeped in history with a range of heritage attractions, including the impressive 272ft tower of St Botolph’s Church. Locally known as the Boston Stump, it is one of the highest towers in England and offers breathtaking views over the surrounding Fenland areas and The Wash.
The Pilgrim Fathers Memorial, a granite obelisk located on the north bank of The Haven river was built in 1957 to commemorate the Pilgrim’s first attempt at finding religious freedom in Holland in the 17thcentury. There is lots of related history surrounding the Pilgrim Fathers including that of their trial within the former magistrate’s court which is now Boston Guildhall, built in around 1390.
It is thought to be one of the earliest brick buildings in Lincolnshire, and has been recently restored as a museum where you can discover more about its fascinating past. Maud Foster Windmill is the tallest working windmill in the country with seven stories and was originally built in 1819. You can visit the mill as a working museum, stop for refreshments in the tea room and buy some of their organic flour straight from the mill shop.
Boston has two bustling market days: Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Boston Market is a great tradition, having been running for over 450 years and now with around 150 stalls. There is also a Farmer’s Market on the 3rd Wednesday of each month where you can pick up some delicious local produce.
Shoppers will enjoy Boston’s independent and traditional stores including Oldrids Department Store and a range of delis, coffee shops and butchers selling our famous local Boston Sausages. Enjoy some community theatre and live bands at The Blackfriars Arts Centre & Theatre - built on the site of a medieval friary dating back to 1288.
Visit the movies at West End Cinema where you can catch all the latest movie blockbusters or take a relaxing boat cruise out of Boston’s harbour on the Boston Belle with Maritime Cruises. Cruises are wheelchair friendly and offer a pleasant sailing experience on the River Witham or out into The Wash.
Spot some amazing British wildlife at Boston’s closest nature reserve; RSPB Frampton Marsh, one of the largest and most valuable areas of saltmarsh in the UK. You may like to download a copy of the Boston street map to help you find your way around during your visit.