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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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  1. Bournemouth Beach

    #1 of 52 Things To Do in Bournemouth
    Bournemouth Beach

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Entertainment, Leisure

    Address: 6 Poole Hill, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5PS

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Every beach of Bournemouth has its own beauty. Among them, Bournemouth beach doesn’t stand different. Yet it has some kind of uniqueness that manages to attract visitors from all over the world....Read more

  2. Oceanarium- The Bournemouth Aquarium

    #2 of 52 Things To Do in Bournemouth
    Oceanarium- The Bournemouth Aquarium

    Tags: Outdoors, Aquarium, Entertainment

    Address: Pier Approach | West Beach, BournemouthBH2 5AA, England

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    A beautiful aquarium that takes you into a mysterious underwater world through a spectacular journey! This beautiful aquarium houses some awesome marine creatures like sharks, rare green sea turtles, ...Read more

  3. Hengistbury Head

    #3 of 52 Things To Do in Bournemouth
    Hengistbury Head

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Trail, Wildlife Sanctuary

    Address: Bournemouth BH6 4EN, England

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Magnificent! That’s the first word you will say when you visit Hengistbury Head. This site is often referred as the historic headland of Bournemouth and is also considered as an important site i...Read more

  4. Russell-cotes Art Gallery And Museum

    #4 of 52 Things To Do in Bournemouth
    Russell-cotes Art Gallery And Museum

    Tags: Art Gallery, Tour, Architecture , Exhibition

    Address: East Cliff Promenade | East Cliff,Bournemouth BH1 3AA, England

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Visit the East Cliff Hall, the private residence of extensive travelers Sir Merton Russell-Cotes and his wife, Lady Annie. It is said to be one of the last Victorian Houses to be built in England. Its...Read more

  5. Bournemouth Lower, Central And Upper Gardens

    #5 of 52 Things To Do in Bournemouth
    Bournemouth Lower, Central And Upper Gardens

    Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Nature

    Address: Branksome Wood Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH4 9JX

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Has been Green Flag winners since 1999, these award winning gardens are one of the great places to visit in Bournemouth. It is a place where you can sit and relax to enjoy the pleasant weather of Bour...Read more

  6. Bournemouth Pier

    #6 of 52 Things To Do in Bournemouth
    Bournemouth Pier

    Tags: Outdoors, View Point, Walking Area, Pier

    Address: Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA,England

    This 100meter long pier is said to be the first pier of Bournemouth, built between 1855 and 1856 by Samuel Ingram. At first, the pier was constructed with wood. However, it was damaged because of stor...Read more

  7. Bournemouth Square

    #7 of 52 Things To Do in Bournemouth
    Bournemouth Square

    Tags: Garden, Cafe, Restaurant, Entertainment

    Address: Square, 2-12 Commercial Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5LY, UK

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located right at the center of the city, this public square is just a stone’s throw away from the golden beaches of the city, Victorian Gardens and some other popular attractions of the city. Th...Read more

  8. Rock Reef

    #8 of 52 Things To Do in Bournemouth
    Rock Reef

    Tags: Outdoors, Entertainment, Adventure

    Address: Pier Approach, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5AA

    Timings: 10:30 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Looking for a place to get the perfect adrenaline rush? Look no further- come to the Rock Reef. It is one of the new attractions of Bournemouth that brings both indoor and outdoor activities together....Read more

  9. Boscombe Arts Trail

    #9 of 52 Things To Do in Bournemouth
    Boscombe Arts Trail

    Tags: Outdoors, Walking Area, Shopping Center

    Address: Boscombe Pier, Boscombe, Dorset, BH5 1BN

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    It is a free walk zone that runs from the shopping center in Boscombe till the Sea Road and ends at Boscombe Pier. Stroll along the trail and you will come across unique artworks installed along the l...Read more

  10. Bournemouth Aviation Center

    #10 of 52 Things To Do in Bournemouth
    Bournemouth Aviation Center

    Tags: Museum, Exhibition , Specialty Shop, Specialty Museum

    Address: Merritown Ln, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 6BA, United Kingdom

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Nestled adjacent to the Bournemouth airport, this beautiful museum gives you an insight of the aviation field of Bournemouth. Visit this brilliant museum to get hands-on experience through various int...Read more

  11. O2 Academy Bournemouth

    #11 of 52 Things To Do in Bournemouth
    O2 Academy Bournemouth

    Tags: Entertainment, Performance, Play, Nightclub

    Address: 570 Christchurch Road | Boscombe,Bournemouth BH1 4BH, England

    It is the only live music venue in Bournemouth, Dorset and has been listedamong the Grade-II buildings of England. After it was opened in 1895, the first name that was given to this venue was Boscombe...Read more

  12. Westbourne

    #12 of 52 Things To Do in Bournemouth
    Westbourne

    Tags: Outdoors, Cafe, Restaurant, Entertainment

    Address: Seamoor Road / Poole Road, BournemouthBH4 9AA, England

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    If you are a shopaholic, Westbourne is your destination. A suburban region of Bournemouth located between Branksome, Poole and the center of the city, the region is filled with many shops, salons, caf...Read more

  13. St Peter's Church

    #13 of 52 Things To Do in Bournemouth
    St Peter's Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site

    Address: Hinton Road, Bournemouth BH1 2EE,England

    Built between 1844 and 1879 and designed by the architect G.E Street, this church is said to be the oldest Church of England parish. Located right in the heart of the city, the church is listed under ...Read more

  14. The Coastal Activity Park

    #14 of 52 Things To Do in Bournemouth
    The Coastal Activity Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Park, Entertainment

    Address: Boscombe Seafront Office | UndercliffDrive,Bournemouth BH51BN, England

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Looking for a destination to enjoy the sizzling summer? Look no further- just head off to the Coastal Activity Park at Bournemouth. Lined up with more than 30 activities and different fitness programs...Read more

  15. Westover Gallery

    #15 of 52 Things To Do in Bournemouth
    Westover Gallery

    Tags: Art Gallery, Museum, Exhibition

    Address: 4 Westover Road, Bournemouth,BH1 2BY

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Visit one of the South West’s most successful independent galleries featuring some of the best arts and sculptures done by local, national and international artists. You also get to see beautifu...Read more

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  • E & E Paris

    The Square

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Smedmore House

    Smedmore Estate

    Historic and Protected Sites
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  • Swanage Museum & Heritage Centre

    The Square

    Museums
  • The Purbeck Stone Museum

    The Hyde

    Museums
  • The Museum Workshop

    Rempstone Barns

    Museums
  • Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum

    Norden Park and Ride

    Landmarks Museums
  • Langton Matravers Museum

    Barton, The Hyde

    Museums
  • Swanage Museum

    Herston Cross House 230 High St

    Museums
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  • Playland

    6 High St

    Amusement Parks
  • Fun World

    1-11 Shore Rd

    Amusement Parks Arcades
  • Putlake Adventure Farm

    Putlake Farm

    Amusement Parks
  • K's Family Entertainment Centre

    Shore Rd

    Amusement Parks
  • Pierhead Watersports

    The Pier

    Landmarks Amusement Parks Restaurants
  • Santa Fe Park

    Mermond Pl

    Amusement Parks
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  • The Castle Inn

    63 East St

    Bars Restaurants
  • The Black Swan Inn

    159 High St

    Bars Restaurants
  • Halfway Inn

    Bars Restaurants
  • The Scott Arms

    West St

    Bars Restaurants
  • The Village Inn

    Ulwell Cottage, Ulwell

    Restaurants Bars
  • East Bar

    1A High St

    Bars Night Clubs
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  • Betfred

    25 Institute Rd

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Ladbrokes

    4 Institute Rd

    Casinos and Gaming
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  • Durlston Country Park

    Lighthouse Rd

    Natural Parks
  • Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve

    Kimmeridge Bay

    Natural Parks
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  • Brownsea Island

    Poole Harbour

    Beaches
  • Kimmeridge Bay

    Beaches
  • Swanage Sea Front

    Beaches
  • Swanage Beach

    Shore Rd

    Beaches
  • Chapman's Pool

    Beaches
  • Hobarrow Bay

    Beaches
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  • Isle of Purbeck

    The White House Shore Rd

    Buildings and Structures
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  • Model Village Gardens & Cafe

    Wareham Common

    Gardens
  • Great Globe

    Gardens
  • Prince Alberts Gardens

    Gardens
  • Corfe Castle Model Village

    Gardens
  • Corfe Castle Cross

    Gardens
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