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What are the best places to visit in Bournemouth?

Preparing to embark on your Bournemouth vacation? Don't know what sort of things to add to your travel itinerary? Don't worry — we'll give you a few hints.

We all cherish our fuzzy and feathery friends, but how about getting to know those who are a tad more scaly and slippery? Meet some of the incredible residents of the marine world at Oceanarium. There's a great range of things to keep you busy in this destination. Wouldn't mind adding some deeper meaning to your trip? Make the journey to St. Peter's Church. No matter your spiritual beliefs, it's a fantastic place to observe and educate yourself about the local faith. Still got some time to spare? From little shells to old bits of driftwood, there are plenty of things strewn along a shoreline. Why not take a walk and see what you can unearth at Bournemouth Beach?

What are the most popular activities for a Bournemouth holiday?

You don't have to stay in lavish hotels or fly business class to have an unforgettable vacation. Simply take advantage of all the fun things you can do while you're there!

Kick-start your trip to Bournemouth in fine style. Why not think about buying a Multi-Venue, Bar & Nightclub VIP Party Pass in Bournemouth or a 3-Day Paris and Versailles Tour from Bournemouth?

Got some time up your sleeve? Visit our Bournemouth things to do page for a full list of activities.

What types of accommodation options are available in Bournemouth?

After a long day of seeing the sights in Bournemouth, lay your head in one of 107 accommodations. The greatest luxury getaways and cheap vacations are only the beginning at Expedia.

Valet parking, king-size beds and high-quality furnishings are just some of the things you can enjoy at the Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel (St Michael's Road) and The Green House (4 Grove Road). Book a room now for a taste of the high life! Alternatively, the Mayfield Hotel (46 Frances Road) and The Lodge (4 Southcote Rd) are a couple of properties worth considering if you're traveling on a budget.

Is there an airport in Bournemouth?

If you're flying in, it's most likely that you'll be landing at Bournemouth International Airport (BOH). After you've retrieved your luggage from the carousel and wandered out of terminal, central Bournemouth will be just 4 miles away.




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Best Lodging Options Near Bournemouth

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Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth ¥5,547
Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020
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Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth

Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth

Bath Road, Bournemouth, England
     
    2.9 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    The property is beautiful, inside and out. As well as being very close to the beach, and wheel chair friendly.

    Ocean Beach Hotel and SPA Bournemouth - OCEANA COLLECTION ¥8,861
    Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019
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    Ocean Beach Hotel and SPA Bournemouth - OCEANA COLLECTION

    Ocean Beach Hotel and SPA Bournemouth - OCEANA COLLECTION

    East Overcliff Drive, Dorset, Bournemouth, England
       
      3.7 of 5
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Hot !! Couldnt control the temperature in the room, couldn't open the windows without asking at front desk. Lovely room, staff, not yet memory foam matrress but gteat value, didnt have breakfast had to leave to early, Pizza from Italian restaurant was ok.

      Cottonwood Boutique Hotel ¥9,099
      Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020
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      Cottonwood Boutique Hotel

      Cottonwood Boutique Hotel

      East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, England
         
        4.1 of 5
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        More options at the bar after 11pm. We were restricted to choice.

        Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel ¥9,451
        Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020
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        Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel

        Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel

        7 Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth, England
           
          3.4 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          The staff were welcoming, 2x swimming pools and spa were very nice. Superior Room was adequate but would’ve liked a mini-fridge in it. Breakfast was lovely that would cater for all tastes. Overall a very nice place to stay.

          The Orchid Hotel
          Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020
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          The Orchid Hotel

          The Orchid Hotel

          34 Gervis Road, Bournemouth, England
             
            4.4 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            The staff were very hard working and pleasant. Very nice with politeness being superb. Very helpful, nothing was a problem

            Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth
            Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020
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            Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth

            Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth

            Upper Terrace Road, Bournemouth, England
               
              4.4 of 5
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              We only stayed one night instead of three here due to the current issues with Coronavirus and self isolation, however we were still made go feel welcome in a time of uncertainty. The hotel was very central and in a great location, rooms were exceptional and we slept well. The cooked breakfast was ...

              Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel ¥12,496
              Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020
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              Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel

              Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel

              105 St. Michael's Road, Bournemouth, England
                 
                4.0 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Check in service excellent, bar and restaurant facilities excellent.

                The Cumberland Hotel - OCEANA COLLECTION ¥13,422
                Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020
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                The Cumberland Hotel - OCEANA COLLECTION

                The Cumberland Hotel - OCEANA COLLECTION

                27 East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, England
                   
                  3.9 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Went to this hotel due to our cruise being cancel, very nice hotel with wonderful staff but some areas do need updating

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