Accommodation and travel ideas in Bournemouth
Bournemouth is located on the south coast of England, overlooking Poole Bay, and is the South's premier resort and tourist destination. Being only 100 miles south-west of London, it is a great destination for those wishing to escape city life for a weekend.
Bournemouth's main attraction is the long sandy beach that runs the length of Poole Bay, all the way from Hengistbury Head to Poole's famous Sandbanks. It is also very close to the New Forest, Jurassic Coast, and the Dorset and Hampshire countryside. Bournemouth and Poole enjoy some of the warmest, driest, and sunniest weather in Britain.
What to do
There are plenty of galleries, museums and churches to visit in Bournemouth. In particular, The Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, perched on a clifftop, is a lovely place to spend an afternoon. If you want to learn more about the history of the city, take a guided walk and visit a number of key attractions. For shopping, you may want to head a little further afield. Just to the west of Bournemouth is the historic area of Westborne, a picture-perfect village filled with unique independent shops and steeped in history, including the fact that it was where Robert Louis Stevenson lived and wrote some of his most well-known works.
If you're visting as a family, then Bournemouth has plenty to offer. Alongside the beautiful beach and surrounding countryside, there are also more structured activities to keep little ones entertained. Inspired by Lewis Carroll's world-famous stories, the Adventure Wonderland Theme Park is the perfect place for a family day out.
Where to stay
SpeedyBooker have a number of high-quality hotels, guest houses and B&Bs available in and around Bournemouth. Many of these are located directly on the coast and offer spectacular sea views. All accommodation is in very close proximity to the station and city centre, making it very easy to visit Bournemouth by public transport.
A unique accommodation option offered by SpeedyBooker is the chance to stay in university residences. These are ideal for travellers on a budget, and provide modern and affordable rooms, with either self-catering facilities or breakfast included.