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Exhibit at Russell-Cotes Gallery and Museum

Attractions in and around Bournemouth

Beach and Gardens

Bournemouth is renowned for its seven miles of golden beaches and award-winning parks and gardens just waiting to be discovered all year round. Why not follow the tree trail which takes you on a two hour walk, highlighting some of the trees found in the Upper and Central Gardens? During the walk, you may also come across other interesting and beautiful species.

Churches, chapels and castles

Learn even more about Dorset’s history and visit one of the many churches, chapels or castles around the local area.

Concerts and Shows

Bournemouth shows a variety of concerts and shows, including theatre and films, comedy and music.

Explore Bournemouth

If you want to venture outside of the town there’s plenty of tours which will take you to Stonehenge, the New Forest and into deepest Dorset and lots more! Take a look at our 10 places to explore in Bournemouth for more ideas.

Family Fun

There’s plenty of family fun, whether you’re looking for a family adventure, or small farm fun there’s a host of attractions guaranteed to entertain the whole family.

History Heritage and culture

Dorset has plenty of history, heritage and culture, including historic castles, fantastic art collections, stately homes and museums displaying everything from classic motors to terracotta warriors.

Neighbouring suburbs

There’s plenty to see and do just a few minutes outside of Bournemouth, check out these suburbs if you fancy a short trip: Boscombe, Charminster, Southbourne, Westbourne and Winton.

Sports and leisure

If you’re looking for something a little more active, there’s plenty of sports and leisure, from windsurfing and kayaking to cycling and bowls.  

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