Bournemouth is a seaside resort that lies in England southern
coast. It is widely known for its buzzing nightlife, Victorian architecture,
and 7 miles of beaches. Discover the beauty of this city and join one of the
several cultural events such as Bournemouth’s Arts by the Sea Festival and
Bournemouth Air Festival. Here are the top must-see attractions in Bournemouth.
The Pavilion was once a concert hall but following the
renovation in 1934; it was reopened as a theatre. It is a Georgian style
pavilion with local Portland stone pillars. Countless shows are usually held
here, so ensure you don’t miss the occasion while you are in town.
These gorgeous gardens are just a stone’s throw from
Bournemouth’s main retail center. The central gardens and upper gardens are all
great places to visit but the Lower Gardens top the list. This is because they
are easy to access and they have an aviary.
Freida’s TeaBus is a double-decker bus that roams the seafront
between Boscombe Pier and Bournemouth Pier. It brings the scones, tea, cakes,
and jam to hungry people down on the seafront. You won’t have to choose between
heading inland for a snack and beach views again. This TeaBus allows you to
admire Bournemouth’s coast with a mouthful of macaroon.
The Isle of Purbeck
Take a day trip to the Isle of Purbeck, stop off at Corfe
Castle and meander along the Jurassic Coast. This is England’s Jurassic Coast
and you will get to find out about different ancient creatures both big and small.
It is a strip of coast that was once a fossil hunter’s paradise. While you are
less likely to trip over ammonites, it still offers stunning scenery.
The Larder House
The Larder House is a hidden speakeasy that is just above
one of the best restaurants in Bournemouth. This building is a kind of
institution in its own right. It is widely known for its colourful and
inventive dishes that highlight the properties of its wood-fired oven. There is
also a ‘Library of Liquor’ upstairs where you can pop in for cocktails and
Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum
The Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum is a unique art
gallery and museum in a fancy home. This is a great place for theatre fans as
it is also home to the Henry Irving Museum. It was built originally as a
birthday for Annie Russell Cotes. It is now owned by Bournemouth and you will
get to see a massive collection of arts and artifacts.
Hengistbury Head Beach is the perfect place to go if you need
sea air and tranquility. It offers idyllic views of the sea, no wonder many
people are desperate to come here.
Following the demolition of a cinema – The
Bournemouth IMAX, this area was transformed into what is now known as the Pier
Approach. This cinema was a local eyesore as it ruined views of the coast. The
Pier Approach is an open area with concert spaces, zip wire, cafes, an
interactive water play, Big Wheel, and a lot of seating area.