Bourne

Bourne

Bourne

Bourne

Bourne

Discover Bourne

The delightful market town of Bourne sits on the eastern side of the South Kesteven district, bordering the Fens. The town dates from Anglo Saxon times and was built around a series of natural springs in what is now the Wellhead Gardens.

In the centre of the town in the beautiful setting of green open space stands the Wellhead and Bourne Memorial Gardens, on the site of Bourne Castle. The gardens are open daily for visitors to enjoy.

A racing heritage

Bourne has a unique motor racing heritage having been home to no fewer than two of Britain’s greatest racing car builders - English Racing Automobiles and British Racing Motors - who are celebrated in the town’s heritage centre, Baldock's Mill. Sir Jackie Stewart and Graham Hill both drove for British Racing Motors in the 1960s. One of the town’s other famous sons, also celebrated in Baldock's Mill, was Charles Fredrick Worth. Born in the town in 1825, Charles revolutionised French fashion.

Bourne Abbey is one of a number of important heritage buildings in Bourne, along with the Red Hall, the old railway station, The Angel Hotel, Baldock's Mill and the old Town Hall. The town boasts over 70 other listed buildings.
Bourne has a busy former Corn Exchange hosting a varied programme of music, theatre and events, and is also home to information on local festivals and places to visit.

Discover the great outdoors

On the outskirts of the town sits Bourne Woods, offering miles of walking on accessible, well-marked tracks, a large picnic area and a sculpture trail.
Ten minutes on from Bourne Woods on the A151 is Grimsthorpe Castle with magnificent state rooms, acres of gardens, parkland walks, an adventure playground and special events all through the summer including carriage rides. Bring your bikes to enjoy the lakeside cycle trails.
Visit one of the UK’s oldest trees - The Bowthorpe Oak - at nearby Manthorpe, which is also a working farm offering visitors the chance to see lambs and sheep shearing.

Bourne is a great base for a Lincolnshire holiday. Discover things to do, enjoy locally sourced food and drink and seek out a superb range of visitor attractions across South Kesteven.

Discover more of South Kesteven

And while you’re here, visit our other historic market towns of Stamford, Grantham and Market Deeping.

Explore our beautiful locations in Bourne

The Dormy House Hotel

The Dormy House Hotel

Family run bed and breakfast situated in the heart of Bourne - within walking distance of all amenities including the ...
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The Angel Hotel & Bean Bag Coffee Shop

The Angel Hotel & Bean Bag Coffee Shop

Whether it is for a bite to eat in the Coffee Shop or a Wedding Reception in The Coach House ...
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The Barn @ Bourne Eau House

The Barn @ Bourne Eau House

The Barn is set in the courtyard of our 15th century House and within the backdrop of Bourne Abbey Church ...
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The Plough Inn, Horbling

The Plough Inn, Horbling

The Plough inn is a traditional village pub in the heart of Lincolnshire. Within the beautiful Grade 2 listed building ...
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Bourne Abbey Church exterior

Bourne Abbey Church

Bourne Abbey Church is the only Grade 1 listed building in Bourne. Originally a place of worship for both the ...
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Tiny Steps Petting Farm

Tiny Steps Petting Farm

Farm with petting animals of all shapes and sizes. Picnic tables with outdoor play area. Caters for all ages and ...
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Delaine Bus Museum (1)

Delaine Bus Museum

Delaine Buses of Bourne is one of England's oldest independent bus operators, dating back to 1890 with their horse drawn ...
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Bourne heritage centre

Bourne Heritage Centre & Baldocks Mill

Bourne Heritage Centre is just 200 metres from the Market Place, in the market town of Bourne. The building was ...
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Bowthorpe Oak in summer

Bowthorpe Park Farm

Set in the picturesque south Lincolnshire landscape lives one of the UK's greatest trees, The Bowthorpe Oak. Rooted in a ...
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Bourne Wood

Located near the town of Bourne, Bourne Wood is a quiet ancient woodland with a mixture of broad leaf and ...
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Grimsthorpe exterior

Grimsthorpe Castle

Grimsthorpe Castle sits amongst rolling Lincolnshire countryside surrounded by gardens, extensive historic woodland and a 50-acre lake. Descendants of the ...
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Sophie Allport - Bourne Shop

Sophie Allport – Bourne Shop

Come and see the full Sophie Allport range at our beautiful shop in Bourne, Lincolnshire. There is an 'outlet' area ...
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M&S Bourne exterior

Marks & Spencer FoodHall

Marks and Spencer's Food Hall facility in Bourne town centre includes food orders, Click & Collect, in-store bakery, Pay & ...
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Bourne Corn Exchange

Bourne Corn Exchange

The Bourne Corn Exchange is a unique live entertainment venue situated in the centre of Bourne. This multi-use venue is ...
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