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Don't just believe the hype......come see for yourself!

With seven miles of golden sands and sparkling sea, the vibrant cosmopolitan town of Bournemouth has it all - a vast variety of shops, restaurants and holiday accommodation, seafront hotels, quality B&B's, a buzzing nightlife and endless countryside with beautiful award winning gardens and watersports galore.

There is certainly no shortage of things to do when you visit Bournemouth - plan your group or family visit online with attractions, activities, events and an up-to-date what's on guide to suit all tastes and budgets.

With great links to motorways, public transport and its own airport – it’s very easy to get to and when you’re here it’s even easier to get around. Visitors to Bournemouth use the town as a base to stay, eat and be entertained whilst exploring the beautiful area of Dorset with its rich history, heritage and picture perfect scenery.

Bournemouth is becoming known worldwide for its FREE festivals and events all year round – they are definitely not to be missed, so why not bring the whole family along to one of our world class events.

When spring is in full swing the Bournemouth Wheels Festival, 29-31 May 2015, roars into action with trucks, cars, bikes and vehicles of all shapes and sizes whizzing around the town. It wouldn’t be the summer without the Bournemouth Air Festival, 20-23 August 2015, when the skies come alive with air displays and on land the town bursts with excitement.

A dazzling autumn awaits with the Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival in October, with music, film, dance, arts and performance coming together for the culturally curious of any age to enjoy. Winter is a winner – when the Lower Gardens twinkle alongside the wonderland of activities throughout The Square, from late November to early January - visit

Bournemouth is a sublime mix of evocative Victorian history alongside modern living, from beachside idylls to spectacular flora and fauna, entertainment night and day and delectable local cuisine - Bournemouth is the best. And that's not just our opinion! For the second year running Bournemouth won the Best UK Coastal Resort at the British Travel Awards 2014. So what are you waiting for?

Resort Highlights

Bournemouth Marathon Festival

Bournemouth Marathon Festival

Choose from the full marathon, half marathon, supersonic 10k,...

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum houses important...

Upper Gardens

Upper Gardens

The Upper gardens has a "three continent" theme with three...

Bournemouth Wheels Festival 2015

Bournemouth Wheels Festival 2015

Great News! The Wheels Festival is taking place again next year...


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