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...or St Botolph's Church, to give it its proper name. At 82 metres high and equally as long, St Botolph's boasts to be the largest parish church in England. It stands on the East coast of England and was built in the early 1300's (the tower in the 1400's) on the vast wealth of the wool industry. For such an early church, it is very impressive and can be seen for miles in the flat fenlands. For £2.50 (2008) you can climb the 365 steps of the 'Stump' for panoramic views over Lincolnshire.

The church is packed with interesting ancient relics. Fortunately there are plenty of information boards around the building which explain in great detail about the history.

The town of Boston has one or two picturesque streets and a large market place. Boston was one of the departure points for the Pilgrims to the New World. The vicar of St Botolph's, John Cotton, sailed to America in 1630 and gave the name to the far more famous city in Massachussets! There is a memorial to the Pilgrim Fathers in nearby Fishtoft.

Address: South east Lincolnshire coast, England

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