BOURNEMOUTH

Bournemouth & Poole have a world of entertainment to offer in themselves

West End shows, Blue Flag beaches, pine scented chines, high class shops, unlimited sporting facilities, the list is endless.

Bournemouth beach

Yet, within a 30 mile radius, one has easy touring access to the whole of Thomas Hardy's Wessex! 

Bournemouth balloon rides

Enchanting villages, rolling countryside, hidden coves, quaint market towns, ancient forests and the angling delights of the River Stour and River Avon - it's no wonder Bournemouth is the premier UK holiday destination.

Bournemouth, the Premier Holiday

Popular visitor days-out closeby to view and enjoy include:

Dorset coastlineThe Bournemouth Oceanarium, the superb and spectacular Dorset coastline, Swanage with its preserved steam railway, the Purbeck Hills guarded by mediaevel Corfe Castle, Poole Quay & its Pottery, the marvellous gardens at Compton Acres, the National Trust's Kingston Lacy, the splendours of the New Forest (Britain's newest National Park) and the New Forest ponies, Lord Montague's National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, the ancient hilltop settlement of Badbury Rings, the Saxon walled town of Wareham, the ape rescue centre at Monkey World, Christchurch Priory and the historic market town of Wimborne Minster.

Yachts in the SolentOnly a little further afield will bring you the wonders of world famous Stonehenge, the cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester, the Giant of Cerne Abbas and Weymouth waterfront.

If you are a visitor from overseas, you will find Bournemouth has good access to London and Oxford and is an excellent touring centre for all of historic southern Britain, and if you are feeling a little more adventurous, consider a day sea excursion to France.

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Bay View Court Hotel

35 East Overcliff Drive - Bournemouth - BH1 3AH