Visit Bourne and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Bourne, Lincolnshire. Mainly famous now for the B.R.M. works, this market town was certainly the birthplace of Robert Mannyng in about 1264 and is reputed, since Charles Kingsley made it so, also to have been the birthplace of Hereward the Wake.
An abbey for Augustinian canons was founded here in 1138 in which Robert Mannyng, whose work was so important to the development of English, inscribed his translations from the French. The only Norman remains of the abbey are incorporated in the nave of the church, four round arches on massive piers supporting scalloped capitals.
The four main streets converge on the Market Place where in 1520 Lord Burghley, statesman and founder of the Cecil fortunes, was born in which is now the Burghley Arms Hotel. Near the disused railway station is Red Hall, an Elizabethan brick building, the home of the Digby family in the 18th century.
One of the best sports grounds in Lincolnshire, with a splendid swimming-pool, is endowed by an ancient charity at Abbey Lawn. Ever since 1770 another charity has bought bread for the poor after a race by schoolboys over a measured distance at White Bread Meadow. Bidding for the field continues until the boys finish the race and the highest bidder holds the land for a year, giving his rent to the charity.
Nearby towns: Donington, Grantham, Melton Mowbray, Peterborough, Spalding, Stamford
Nearby villages: Aslackby, Barholm, Baston, Bitchfield, Braceborough, Burton Coggles, Careby, Carlby, Casterton, Castle Bytham, Clipsham, Cottesmore, Counthorpe, Creeton, Deeping St. Nicholas, Dunsby, Edenham, Empingham, Essendine, Great Casterton, Greatford, Grimsthorpe, Hacconby, Hanthorpe, Ingoldsby, Irnham, Keisby, Kirby Underwood, Langtoft, Lenton, Little Bytham, Lound, Manthorpe, Market Deeping, Millthorpe, Pointon, Rippingale, Ryhall, Stainfield, Stretton, Swayfield, Swinstead, Tickencote, Toft, Twenty, West Deeping, Wilsthorpe
Have you decided to visit Bourne or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Bourne bed and breakfast (a Bourne B&B or Bourne b and b)
- a Bourne guesthouse
- a Bourne hotel (or motel)
- a Bourne self-catering establishment, or
- other Bourne accommodation