Tour of Bournemouth, England
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort Town in the
Borough of Bournemouth in Dorset, England. Between
Southampton and Plymouth, it is the largest Town on
the English south coast. The towns of Poole and
Christchurch are close by. Bournemouth's location on
the south coast of England has made it a popular
destination for tourists with its sandy beaches,
shopping, bars and restaurants.
Tours to the historic coastline, mansions,
historic sights such as Stonehenge, and to the City
of Bath, also make Bournemouth a popular base to
explore the area.
The currency in England is the British Pound.
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Flights take about 1 hour 20 minutes between
Northern UK Airports and Bournemouth Airport.
is situated about 6 miles northeast of Bournemouth.
For information on Airlines, including
International Airlines that fly to Bournemouth,
Bournemouth is a
large coastal resort Town in the County of
Dorset in Southern England, with seven miles
of golden sand beaches. Google
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This vibrant town has a vast variety of
attractions such as shops, restaurants, holiday
accommodation, lively nightlife, events,
theatres, interesting countryside, and
In the Autumn of 1878, work began on a
design for this iron Pier. Two years later,
after costing £21,600 to construct, the
Pier was formally opened 11th August 1880 by
the Lord Mayor of London.
The new Pier was originally 835
feet in length, extensions in 1894 and 1905
took it to 1000 feet.
has 7 miles of sandy beaches, that run
from Hengistbury Head in the east, to
Sandbanks, in Poole, in the west.
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You can take a scenic cruise East towards
the Isle of Wight, or West along Dorset's
historic Jurassic Coast to Swanage. Also, there
are often Speedboat rides from Bournemouth
The Oceanarium is an interactive experience
with touch screen games, feeding
demonstrations, talks, plasma screen
documentaries, walk-through underwater tunnel,
This Museum has art galleries, museum,
licensed cafe, shop, and children’s area.
Admission is free.
The Bournemouth Ballon is attached to a
steel cable that can go up to 500 feet, giving
incredible views of the area. It is situated in
the Lower Gardens, close to the Town
The Bournemouth Eye Balloon opens at Easter
and runs through the Summer. The Gardens are
open all year round.
The Lower Garden holds a number of events
throughout the year, including the candle
illuminations in summer evenings, that attract
thousands of spectators.
The Upper and Central Gardens are more for
walking or lying around in the sun.
Bournemouth has about 2,000 acres of award
winning Parks and Gardens.
Church is about 0.5 of a mile
northeast of Bournemouth Pier on Hinton
Road, in the centre of Bournemouth.
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St. Peter's is the Towns most notable
Building. The Church has recently added a
notice board showing the locations of
interesting Graves and Tombstones. These Graves
and Tombstones, are of people that are
recognized as being influential in the History
The Site runs from Orcombe Point near
Exmouth in East Devon, to Old Harry Rocks near
Swanage in East Dorset, a distance of 95
Durdle Door as
seen above, is a natural Limestone Arch near
Lulworth in Dorset. This is the main attraction
on the Jurassic Coast Tour, about 23 miles
southwest of Bournemouth.
Lulworth Castle, 20 miles
southwest of Bournemouth, can also be visited
on the Tour.
Castle, 21 miles southwest of
Bournemouth, is a popular day tour from
Bournemouth. It is situated in East
Lulworth Village, 3 miles north-east of
Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.
Image by Andrew Bone
This was actually a Hunting
Lodge, designed to look like a Castle, built
between 1607 and 1610 for Thomas Howard, 3rd
Viscount Howard of Bindon.
In 1643, the Estate was
purchased by the Weld family. In the Civil War
of 1642 - 1649, Lulworth Castle was badly
The Weld family survived the
War and again built up their wealth, leading to
them having the interior remodeled in the 1700s
Lulworth was damaged by fire in 1929,
remaining a shell until the end of the 1900s.
The Castle is still owned by the Weld family,
but is run by the English Heritage, who
restored most of the Building. Set in Parkland
with views and a Church.
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Lacy is a popular place to
visit, 14 miles northwest of
Bournemouth centre, home of the Bankes
family from 1633, now in the care of
the National Trust.
Image by Marilyn Peddle
This Mansion was designed by Sir Roger
Pratt. In the 1800s, the House was altered by
Sir Charles Barry for William John Bankes, who
wanted to use the House to display the
Paintings and Art he collected.
The House has paintings by Titian and Van
Dyck, a collection of Egyptian Artefacts, and
250 acres of Park and Gardens.
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(also known as Admiston or Adminston),
is situated 22 miles west of
Bournemouth centre, five miles east of
Dorchester in Dorset.
Images by Herry Lawford
This is one of the finest 15th-century manor
houses in England, set in grand gardens.
Athelhampton is a privately
owned country house on 160 acres of parkland,
now open for public visits.
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