Explore Top 7 Places to Visit in Bournemouth
With gorgeous beaches, friendly locals, old-school amusements, a myriad of leisure facilities, Bournemouth is a gorgeous British seaside resort. So, if you are visiting Bournemouth for your honeymoon or coming along with your family for holidays, rest assured you will have a gala time here.
The best thing about this seaside resort is that you will find a holiday atmosphere throughout the year. So, when you are in Bournemouth, make sure you have explored these top 7 places.
When you are in Bournemouth, even though skiing is not on your mind but Snowtrax is a great place for all those people who are eyeing a holiday in the mountains or looking for that unique way of staying fit. This place is mainly a skiing and snowboarding centre, you can also book a course of classes and hit the slopes in your own unique ways. Non-skiers will be fascinated by Ski Bob sledges and hopping in a Ringo and gliding down the piste will surely be an unforgettable experience.
When you are done having fun or just want to take some time out, you can enjoy sausage & chips, Chilli Corn Carne, Whistler (Burger), Naked Nachos, at the Alpine restaurant or you can wander off with your kids towards Alpine Adventure Park packed with trampolines, forts, slides.
If you are visiting Bournemouth with your kids, then make sure you have visited Oceanarium. This is an amazing place where you get to witness wonderful creatures both from beneath and above the waves. Take your kids on an unforgettable journey of Great Barrier Reef, the Ganges, and the Amazon where the kids will get to witness more than 100 different species of colourful fishes including – Epaulette Shark, Moray Eel, Blacktip Reef Shark, and Lion Fish.
The kids and even the adults are provided information about the aquatic animals and various conservation projects. Both Bay View Terrace and The Offshore Café serve an appetising variety of food and drink. The Cover Gift Shop is the place from where you can shop for souvenirs.
Seven miles of golden sands will surely take your breath away, and this is the perfect place to unwind with your special someone or with your family members. The beaches here are popular across the globe for its cleanliness and environmental management, safety & services, environmental education, and water quality.
That’s not it, Southbourne Beach, Alum Chine Beach, Fisherman’s Walk Beach, and Durley Chine Beach have won Blue Flag Awards. Boscombe and Bournemouth beaches have been rewarded with two seaside awards. If you want to indulge in watersports activities, then make sure you head towards Studland Beach. This beach is also a well-known naturist beach as well.
St Peter’s Church
Located in the heart of the city, you will be amazed by its sheer size and stunning architecture. It is a Grade I listed building and its construction was completed in 1879. The church was built the Victorian architect, George Edmund Street. This is one of the key tourist attractions of Bournemouth and the stained glasses of the church add on to its overall appeal. In addition, the church is also famous for the grave of Mary Shelley (known for her novel Frankenstein).
This is a theatre and cinema (restored by Shelley Theatre Trust) with 160 seats. It is also one of the oldest buildings in Bournemouth and most of the times, the building was used as a lecture theatre before going into ruin and then being rescued of late. At this theatre, you get to see a diverse mix of rare films and the seats are extra comfortable, thanks to old IMAX cinema.
The Wardrobe Military Museum
The museum has a rich collection & archives relating to infantry regiments of Wiltshire and Berkshire. This museum has a total of 34,000 items, out of which 1,200 are on display. Here, you get to see over 14,000 photographs, 500 weapons, 4,000 medals, and 6,000 archive documents. In addition, there is a huge collection of anti-tank weapons, rifles, swords, pistols, flags, and ornaments.
Originally known as East Cliff Hall, the museum was built by Russell-Cotes and he gifted this to his wife Annie. The museum celebrates the couple’s love for natural history, art and travel. This seaside villa is located on a cliff-top and overlooks the sea offering a great scenic view. Throughout the year, the museum organises various exhibitions & events. If you are looking for group visits, then you need to inform in advance.
The museum is divided into old and new annexe. The old one has a huge collection of statues and pictures. The new annexe has a restaurant and separate playing area for the kids. The must see things in the museum are – The View, The Lily Langtry Loo, The Japanese Collection, and Midsummer, and Venus Verticordia.