Visit Crowland and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Crowland, Lincolnshire. Three-quarters of a mile from the ruins of the Benedictine abbey raised by his relative, King Ethelbald of Mercia, to his memory, St Guthlac landed his boat in the swamps at a place still called Anchor Church Field. Born in A.D. 673, he had had a wild youth until he decided to become a hermit, building a cell to which people came for help and advice. He died in 714 and the abbey, partly destroyed and rebuilt many times, was at one time the wealthiest mitred abbey in the county. The ruins still have great magnificence, the north aisle now being used as the Parish Church of St Mary with SS. Guthlac and Bartholomew. A tower at the west end survives, and the west front with five tiers of sculptures representing personages associated with the history of the abbey, and saints and apostles.
A fascinating triangular bridge of three semicircles meeting at an apex, built in the 13th century when the streets were waterways, still stands in the village. Henry VI and Edward IV landed here — Edward on his way to Fotheringhay Castle. For about 200 years a seated figure of Our Lord holding the world has adorned the bridge.
Nearby cities: Peterborough
Nearby towns: Market Deeping, Spalding, Wisbech
Nearby villages: Castor, Cowbit, Deeping St. James, Deeping St. Nicholas, Eye, Gedney Hill, Glinton, Helpston, Langtoft, Marholm, Milton, Moulton Chapel, Newborough, Northborough, Paston, Peakirk, Thorney, Twenty, Walton
Have you decided to visit Crowland or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Crowland bed and breakfast (a Crowland B&B or Crowland b and b)
- a Crowland guesthouse
- a Crowland hotel (or motel)
- a Crowland self-catering establishment, or
- other Crowland accommodation