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Boston is well-known for its open-air markets which are held every Wednesday and Saturday. For hundreds of years, the bustling Market Place in the town centre has welcomed countless stallholders offering an array of Lincolnshire produce.


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Trading fairs, or ‘marts’ have been held in Boston since at least the 12th century – the earliest historical record of a fair is in 1132. A Farmers’ Market is


held on the third Wednesday of the month and is the perfect opportunity for visitors to sample a range of local foodstuffs, from free range beef to fruit and veg, speciality cheeses and homemade cakes. There is


a chance to grab an antique, or other curious item at the auction which takes place as part of the midweek market, and there are also regular craft markets. From the Market Place,


a number of streets branch off inviting you to explore the wealth of independent and national retailers trading in the town. With a recent £2m revamp of its streetscene complete, Boston’s historical charm has been given an added boost, complementing its characteristic medieval heritage. Strait Bargate and Wide


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Bargate are home to popular high street retailers, but be sure to venture along the small lanes that recall


Boston’s medieval past, such as Wormgate, Dolphin Lane, Church Lane and Emery Lane. You will find specialist stores, cafés and boutiques. Boston has lots of


longstanding, independent businesses that have long attracted visitors. Oldrids department store


in Strait Bargate stocks ranges of kitchenware, electrical items, fashion, toys and gifts among countless other items. Coney’s is the place to go for designer clothing. Its range of men’s and womenswear will keep you on trend whatever the season. Cammack’s is another of the town’s most trusted retailers, having supplied quality furniture


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