Hengistbury Head

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Hengistbury Head which includes heritage elements, a park and heritage architecture

Find yourself in an archeologist’s dream in this historic region of varied terrain that has been inhabited for over 10,000 years.

Hengistbury Head is a serene, picturesque stretch of land jutting into the English Channel. It features a great variety of picturesque landscapes, from heathland and grassland to freshwater wetland and jagged coasts. Learn about the rich history of the area as you amble along its stunning terrain.

Walk along coastal paths overlooking the sea and capture photos of the panoramic views of the water as the sun goes down, creating a romantic mood. Climb up Warren Hill, the elevated portion of Hengistbury Head. The peak offers exquisite views of the picturesque landscape and the range of plants and animals. It is full of architectural gems, including evidence of Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman occupation of the country.

Hengistbury Head has 500 species of plant and 300 types of bird. Bring binoculars and cameras to zoom in on these natural wonders.

Archeological digs have revealed evidence of Stone Age inhabitants of the area from 10,000 years ago. Make your way to the Hengistbury Head Visitor’s Centre, where you can learn about this rich history. Find out interesting facts, such as how Britain was separated from the rest of Europe by rising sea levels. Peruse the gift shop for souvenirs with a nature theme.

Take a break from your treks with a stop at the Hiker Café. Near the café is the Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre, where you can take part in activities, such as sailing, rowing and paddle sports. Ride the land train between the parking lot and café and beachside huts.

Find Hengistbury Head between the seaside resort city of Bournemouth and Milford on Sea on the southern coast of England. Get a flight to Bournemouth Airport, a 20-minute taxi ride north of the area. A train from London should take less than 3 hours.

Hengistbury Head offers a stunning terrain and historic fascination for the Upper Paleolithic era. The region enjoys warm, sunny summers and cold winters with occasional snow flurries.

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