Boston Castle and Park

Visit Boston Castle and Park

Boston Castle
Boston Castle

Come and visit Boston Castle to find out about the Earl of Effingham and the building of Boston Castle. The Castle is a square, two storey building, standing on one of the highest points in Rotherham.

Boston Castle was as a hunting lodge by the Earl of Effingham in 1775. It acquired the name Boston Castle to commemorate the Boston Tea Party. Boston Castle is now a small visitor attraction with historical information and displays on the history of the Castle, an interactive touch screen, and children’s costumes and games.

There is also access on request to a Roof Top viewing platform for visitors to enjoy expansive views of Rotherham and Sheffield.

Boston Park covers just over eight hectares and is situated at the end of Boston Castle Grove. At the side of the park is Canklow Woods, an ancient woodland area.

Boston Park was Rotherham’s first public park, and was opened on the 4 July 1876 to mark the centenary of the American Independence.

The park was originally laid out with extensive gardens, a cricket ground, a bowling and croquet lawn and an open area for gymnastics. Today the park still boasts an attractive garden area and a large open area for informal recreation. It is also well used by visitors for walking.