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Things to do in Bourne, Lincolnshire

The ancient market town of Bourne is situated on the north edge of the Fens.

Traditional ties with Saxon hero Hereward the Wake who took refuge here.

Sir William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Elizabeth I, was born in a house which is now the Burghley Arms Hotel.

Bourne was also the birthplace of the fashion designer Frederick Worth, founder of the Paris Fashion House.

Bourne is also known to motoring buffs as the home of racing driver Raymond Mays and the place where the famous ERA and BRM racing cars were built.

The Abbey Church of St. Peter and St. Paul - founded in 1138 is noteworthy.

Red Hall - an Elizabethan Mansion, now a community centre.

The Well Head in the Memorial Gardens - Bourne has been noted for centuries for its water supply, once proclaimed 'the purest water in England'.

Bourne Woods - near Bourne on A151 to Corby Glen.

500 acres of woodland on primaeval forest site, with unique sculpture trail of stone and wood carvings en route. Idyllic walks and cycle rides.

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