Where to visit in Bourne


Bourne Heritage Centre, Baldocks Mills, 21 South Street, Bourne, PE10 9LY

Once a working mill, now a Heritage Centre displaying information and artefacts relating to  he town. One floor devoted to Raymond Mays with BRM Cups. Other displays feature the heritage of Bourne and Charles F Worth.

Open all year Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 2pm - 4pm. Tel: 01778 422775

Bourne Abbey Church, Church Walk, Bourne, Lincolnshire PE10 9UQ

Mention was made of a Christian Church in Bourne as far back as the Domesday survey in 1086. In the early 12th Century there was a great revival in religious thought and action, and this led to the present Bourne Abbey being formed in 1138.

The Red Hall, South Street, Bourne

Built in 1600 for a prosperous family and designed by John Thorpe one of the foremost architects in Britain during the time of Elizabeth I. The Red Hall is steeped in history and served 100 years as the Railway ticket office, before being saved by Bourne United Charities.

The Bowthorpe Oak,  Bowthorpe Park Farm, Manthorpe Nr. Bourne

An ancient hollow oak tree with massive girth – as featured in the Guinness Book of Records also mentioned in the Doomesday Book. Open all year. 500 hundred yards south of Witham on the Hill Cross Roads.

Bourne Woods, Bourne

An attractive woodland with paths and trails from the car park and picnic area. Other woods in the area include Twyford Wood near to Colsterworth and Morkery Wood.

Tel: 01780 444920 

Grimsthorpe Castle

Grimsthorpe Nr. Bourne, PE10 0LY

Built in 1540 for a visit by Henry VIII. State rooms with collections, tapestries and paintings. 3000 acres of landscaped parkland, gardens, adventure playground, cycle trail and hire shop. Open April to September - Thursday, Sunday and Bank Holidays (Sunday to Thursday June to September).

Tel: 01778 591205 

Bourne Corn Exchange

Located in the market place, in the centre of Bourne, Lincolnshire. We hire out the hall for events and activities. Tel: 01778 423579

Bourne Outdoor Swimming Pool

Abbey Lawns, Abbey Road,  Bourne, PE10 9EP  Tel: 01778 422063



Visit Folkingham, the village has several historic buildings, such as the House of Correction and The Greyhound; an old coaching inn.  A castle was built in the 12th century, the area around the castle site became a designated conservation area in 1968. Surrounding the village was a Second World War airfield.  A Saturday market held at Folkingham was first mentioned in 1239. Today, the Georgian market square houses a tea room, chocolate house, shop and village pub.

Waterside Garden Centre

King Street, Baston One of the largest and most progressive centres in the area, full range of plants and gardening products, gifts, pet and aquatics, restaurant and coffee shop. 01778 560000 

Springfields Shopping Outlet - Spalding

Springfields combines over 50 outlet stores with 25 acres of leisure attractions. Enjoy top brands including M&S, Gap Outlet, and Radley and choose from a range of cafes and restaurants to find something to eat or drink. Open 7 days a week, with late night opening on selected evenings and choice of events throughout the year – there is something for everyone at Springfields.