During the Middle Ages, Boston was a major port and wool trading center, but the town’s real claim to fame came in 1607 when pilgrims from Nottinghamshire tried to get from Boston to the Netherlands. These religious separatists suffered persecution but were eventually able to make it to the Netherlands and later to the New World. When word of their success reached the town, a crowd of locals followed them across the Atlantic to establish a town with its same name in the new colony of Massachusetts. Although the town doesn’t offer much to do, its labyrinth streets are pleasant to wander around and much of the Tudor heritage of the area is still intact. The main attraction is the 14th century St. Botolph’s Church with its 88 meter high tower. If you can climb the stairs to the top, you will be rewarded with views for 32 miles in every direction.