48 Hours for Explorers

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The area of Boston makes for a brilliant weekend away – from activities along the river Witham, to opportunities to climb St Botolph’s Church tower, Boston has plenty to see and lots to do. If you like your weekend breaks to encompass exploration of history and heritage, local wildlife, walking trails and fantastic places to eat and drink, these tips for spending 48 hours in Boston should be sufficient in helping to build an exciting weekend away.

There’s plenty to see and do in Boston and we’re certain you’ll find some inspiration with this itinerary guide.

Fenside Sunset

Day 1 Morning:

Fenside Woods & Riverside Walk

You could start your day at Fenside Woods. A 30-minute stroll outside of Boston’s town centre, this woodland area is the perfect spot for anyone wishing to explore local wildlife and wanting to get outdoors. There are plenty of trails to follow, as well as wooden carvings to spot along the way and plenty of nature to see. From Fenside Woods, you could follow the river walk to head back into the town centre of Boston.

Tower Experience at The Stump

Once back in the town centre, it’s worth paying a visit to St Botolph’s Church, fondly known as The Stump. There’s lots to discover, including its stunning architecture and 272 feet tower. Take a step inside this immense landmark and you’ll learn more about Boston’s pilgrimage history and how The Stump helped sailors on the North Sea. You could even climb the tower and discover panoramic views across the fens!

Boston Buoys Trail

Day 1 Afternoon:

Boston Buoys Trail

The Boston Buoys Trail offers a unique opportunity to learn more about Boston’s maritime past. The series of six stunning art installations, re-purpose vintage navigational marine buoys and celebrate Boston’s rich heritage and maritime connections, capturing our fascination with exploration across the world. The trail provides an exciting way to explore Boston’s other sites, providing a walking route around the town.

Boston History Tours

Explore Boston’s glorious past, including its significant growth in the medieval period and its important role in the story of North America, by joining one of Jane Keightley’s Boston History Tours. The perfect way to sightsee and discover more about key sites (or even pubs!).

Boston Belle

Day 2 Morning:


View Boston’s waterways from a different perspective by hopping onto a paddleboard, with Yellowbelly Stand Up Paddleboarding. Starting at Anton’s Gowt, there’s lots of local nature and wildlife to see.

Boston Belle

From Gateway Marina, you can jump aboard the Boston Belle, a well-established versatile passenger boat, offering in-land cruises along the tranquil River Witham or bracing trips out to sea for up to 60 passengers. There are even opportunities to see Boston’s local seal colony!

Frampton Cafe 1

Day 2 Afternoon:

RSPB Frampton Marsh

A special place within Lincolnshire, RSPB Frampton Marsh offers a nature reserve brimming with wildlife throughout every season and offers unique opportunities to see various wetland bird species. The lagoon and views of The Wash offer a stunning landscape to trail, with various viewpoints and places to pause, as well as a visitor centre and café with panoramic views over the lagoon. Find out more about Frampton Marsh in Spring here.

Frampton Marsh Sunset Blog

Why not...

  • Join a sunset walk with a warden at Frampton Marsh
  • Immerse yourself in RSPB’s local events
  • Discover Boston’s other heritage sites, such as Maud Foster Mill, the Guildhall Museum and Fydell House.
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Elms Farm Cottages

Elms Farm Cottages offers award-winning holiday cottages, and is located in the rural countryside, just a short drive from Boston, making a stay here perfect for getting right to exploring.

The estate features ten stylish cottages, a shared courtyard, and outdoor seating and dining areas.

Find out more here.

Elms Farm Cottages

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