Bowthorpe Oak - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Bowthorpe Park Farm, Bourne PE10 0JG, UK
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About Bowthorpe Oak
Bowthorpe Oak in Manthorpe near Bourne, Lincolnshire, England is perhaps England's oldest oak tree with an estimated age of over 1,000 years. The tree has a girth of 12.30 metres. The hollow interior had been fitted with seats and has apparently been used as a dining room for 20 people in the past. It was selected as one of 50 Great British Trees selected by The Tree Council in 2002 to spotlight trees in Great Britain in honour of the Queen's Golden Jubilee.
Attractions Near Bowthorpe Oak
A small surviving piece of ancient woodland of the formerly extensive primary woodland cover of South Kesteven. A fantastic site for bird spotting and enjoying the many wild plants and flowers. The wood consists mainly of oak standards with hazel coppice. There are also ash, field maple, wych elm and wild service tree. Both common and midland hawthorns can be seen in the understorey.
The Grimsthorpe Castle park was designed by Lancelot Brown and implemented by his patron, the Duke of Ancaster. The garden contains a knot garden, hedged rose gardens, a terrace with herbaceous and shrub borders. There is also a summerhouse designed by Vanbrugh.
Baldocks Mill is the only remaining mill in the town and is over 200 years old. The building was one of three mills around the site of Bourne Castle. Two water wheels now power Baldock's Mill. Bourne has many famous sons and two of them are featured in displays at the mill.
Bourne War Memorial Gardens is located in Bourne. This memorial garden features floral beds, a stone war memorial and willow trees. Funding has recently been approved for ten memorial stones to be added to the site. The gardens are immaculately kept & a great place to walk.
Bourne Wood offers impressive views over the surrounding pine forests.Much of the wood was formerly heathland at the western end of the Greensand Ridge that was developed privately during the 20th century as commercial conifer plantations. It is also strategically important to the UK film industry as a filming location. Since 1999 numerous films, commercials, television programmes and music videos have been filmed here.
Grimsthorpe Castle is a country house in Lincolnshire, England 4 miles northwest of Bourne on the A151. It lies within a 3,000-acre park of rolling pastures, lakes, and woodland landscaped by Capability Brown. Once inside you can see the collection of paintings, furniture, tapestries and objects d’art that fill the staterooms. Thrones and furnishings from the House of Lords are some of the more unusual items on view. There is also an extensive selection of cycle routes on the estate.
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Discover More Attractions in Rutland, Where Bowthorpe Oak Is Located
Rutland is a landlocked county in the East Midlands of England, bounded to the west and north by Leicestershire, to the northeast by Lincolnshire and the southeast by Northamptonshire. It is England’s smallest and arguably prettiest county and is the perfect place to spend time enjoying the great outdoors.