Visiting Bourne

Bourne Eau House, Bourne

Sitting in the heart of the stunning south Lincolnshire, Bourne is a picturesque market town with a long history and a certain charm and friendliness. It's not somewhere most people not from round the area will have heard of, but it's certainly a hidden gem that is well worth visiting.

Bourne welcomes all visitors to the town with a friendly service awaiting in the great selection of independent shops, restaurants, pubs and coffee shops. Why not treat yourself to Afternoon Tea at The Ginger Fox, Bourne Eau Terrace or Toft House Hotel, or enjoy a relaxing drink in one of the many friendly pubs?

The towns ample green space also provides the perfect excuse to take a relaxing stroll or simply relax and enjoy the peace and wonderful array of wildlife. You might also wish to visit one of two museums - The Delaine Bus Museum and The Heritage Centre, or take a walk in one of the many areas of ancient woodland, including Bourne Woods, Elsea Wood and Dole Wood. Venture a little further afield to the quintessential village of Grimsthorpe and you'll find the impressive Grimsthorpe Castle, Park and Gardens, and for all those chocolate lovers, Hansen's Chocolate House in Folkingham is a must. Just a few miles south of Bourne in the lovely village of Manthorpe is Bowthorpe Park Farm where you find perhaps England's oldest and largest oak tree with an estimated age of over 1,000 years and a girth of just over 13 metres - it also has a hollow interior so you can get inside the tree.

Bourne and the surrounding area is also perfect for those who love walking or cycling as there is some truely stunning countryside to explore in this beautiful pocket of Lincolnshire - whether you like history, nature or riverside walks, Bourne will not disappoint.

Bourne is also well placed to visit other towns in the area, including picturesque Market Deeping and Stamford, and the thriving town of Spalding.

label_importantFind out more about all the area has to offer by exploring our Things to do, Places to eat, and Accommodation directories.

Grimsthorpe Castle, Bourne

Bourne Town Street Map

To help find your way around Bourne, a useful street map has been provided below.

The town centre is located at the intersection between the four main roads through the town, including North Road (becoming North Street), South Road (becoming South Street), West Road (becoming West Street) and Spalding Road (becoming Abbey Road).

The Bourne Town Centre Postcode is PE10 9AB.

How to Get Here

You can find out how to get to Bourne by visiting our Find Bourne page.

Parking in Bourne

To help locate parking in Bourne, a map has been provided below.

All parking is within a very short walking distance of the town centre.

Please note that restrictions do apply at some car parks in the town so always check the signage.

Car Parks in Bourne

Public Conveniences

Public conveniences can be found at the South Kesteven Community Point and Library (accessed via Burghley Archard and Hereward Street) and on South Street opposite the Memorial Gardens.

Please note that these facilities are only open during the day and that there is a 20p charge to use the facilities at South Kesteven Community Point and Library.

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