Boston Lincolnshire Tour
Surrounded by picturesque rural countryside, Boston is Lincolnshire’s true hidden gem. Nestled in the south of the county, Boston is a stone’s throw from both peaceful coastlines and rural bliss.
Boston is well known for the outstanding history and heritage. In the historic town centre, you can marvel at the scale and beauty of St.Botolph’s, or more famously known as 'Boston Stump. This marvellous building has been a sacred place of worship and hospitality for over 700 years. The inside of the church is simply stunning t and it also has one of the tallest medieval towers in the country, boasting a staggering 272 feet high structure.
St Botolph’s story is one deeply ingrained within Boston's history; it has been used as a landmark by sailors and travellers for centuries.
Boston UK is famously linked to the United States of America through the puritan emigrants who immigrated overseas and founded Boston, US. Our visit will include an overview of how the Stump, and the town of Boston played a part in this significant point in history. We will follow this with a visit to Boston Guildhall, and take a voyage of discovery and learn about the Pilgrim Fathers, uncovering the town’s important legacy and cultural ties to Boston Massachusetts.
The tour will also discuss the plans for Boston 400 2030. Boston 400 will enable the town and the sub-region to deliver a transformation of opportunity for the next generation of young people. It will act as a milestone for the South & East Lincolnshire Council’s Partnership shared cultural framework, and put culture at the heart of regenerating people and place.
It will be a year that strengthens not only our commitment to culture and the visitor economy, but also drives investment, aspiration and opportunity.
Skegness is the quintessential home of the British seaside. Home to the first Butlins; built here in 1936 and remaining a popular holiday spot for families offering fun-packed day visits and holidays. Skegness has been a seaside vacationers' favourite for over 100 years, Skegness Pier is in fact over 100 years old and at the time of its build was the fourth longest in England. Skegness beach holds the prestigious Blue Flag award meaning that it is amongst the cleanest in the world.
By night, the town boasts great entertainment for all ages including regular big name shows at the Embassy Theatre.
However thanks to an incredible injection of funding via Towns Fund and Arts Council, Skegness is embarking on an exciting period of cultural regeneration and inward investment.
Skegness is one of five towns and cities entering a new partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) aimed at raising the aspirations of young people and having a positive impact on their learning, employment opportunities and wellbeing.
As well as bringing the RSC to Skegness, the town has plans to transform the iconic Embassy Theatre into the UK’s first ‘culture house’. Hailing from Denmark – the country often dubbed the happiest in the world – the ‘culture house’ concept is about creating inclusive community spaces that offer a variety of ways for people of all ages to experience arts and cultural activities, socialise, network and learn.
Once complete, the new culture house will build on the Embassy Theatre's existing reputation of quality and accessibility to offer many more arts and culture choices that will appeal to local people and visitors to the town, and support health and wellbeing.
The development will further cement the Embassy Theatre's role as a focal point in the town alongside the other nearby leisure attractions, high street, and beach. And, the culture house is also set to have an international flavour in its influences and offer. Creating a flagship venue for arts and culture in the region.
Our tour will include an overview of the Cultural Plans for the town, as well as sampling the delights of one of the UK’s most iconic seaside resorts.
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