A ‘Mediterranean lounging place on the English Channel’
Thomas Hardy. Bournemouth's location has made it a popular destination for
tourists, attracting over five million visitors annually with its beaches and popular
nightlife Although amazing when the weather is great, there are plenty of
things you can get up to on a rainy day. Suggested places of interest:
Poole - Bournemouth's neighbour, is famous for boasting the world's second largest natural harbour.
Corfe Castle - one of Britain's most majestic ruins.
The New Forest National Park - a royal playground for William the Conqueror. It remains largely unchanged with miles and miles of unspoilt ancient landscapes, wild ponies and deer, disused railways and leafy lanes.
Jurassic Coastline World Heritage Site - outstanding fossil localities and stunning rock and cliff formations including the famous arched Durdle Door.
Cerne Abbas - A charming village with abbey ruins and Tudor cottages and a very famous giant carved into the chalk hillside.
Shaftesbury - Quaint, cobbled and very steep. Wander around the traditional shops or enjoy a cream tea in one of the many cafes and restaurants.
If you are planning a break to Bournemouth there is plenty of choice. Whether you are looking for self-catering, a caravan, camping, bed and breakfast, guesthouses or a high quality hotel, accommodation in Bournemouth is sure to impress.