Take a tour of historic town castle

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Private guided tours are on offer at Rotherham’s historic Boston Castle and Park.

The tours, available to groups of ten or more people, include a walk around the castle and park, including the viewing area on the castellated roof, with views of the surrounding area.

The castle was originally built in the 18th century as a hunting lodge for Thomas Howard, 3rd Earl of Effingham, and named after the Boston Tea Party. It was later a private home to a family of quarry owners and then housed park-keepers when the grounds became a public park.

Coun Taiba Yasseen, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Working and Cultural Services, said: “Boston Castle has an interesting history with its links to American Independence and the Boston Tea Party.

“The link continued in 1876 when Boston Park opened as Rotherham’s first People’s Park on American Independence Day - 4th July - and people from all over the town came to picnic in the grounds. The castle was restored and officially reopened in 2012.

Call Clifton Park Museum on 01709 336633 for further details or to book a tour, costing £4 per person.