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2 Studland Road, Bournemouth, BH4 8JA 

The Area 

About Bournemouth  Bournemouth is Dorset’s most popular coastal town, and remains a favourite resort with visitors of all ages. Bournemouth’s rolling sandy beaches, palm-lined walks and bubbly nightlife attract young people, families and the retired to get away from it all by the sea. Bournemouth has been renowned as an ideal location for rest and recuperation since the 1800s, and many travelled each year to benefit from its seawater and pine air.  Visitors to Bournemouth can still take a stroll to the beach along ‘Invalid’s Walk’, which is sheltered by a long row of palm trees and was planted by Lewis Tregonwell – who founded Bournemouth as a settlement. Bournemouth is home to more than 2000 acres of gardens and parks, so there is always a new path to stroll or garden to admire during your stay. Bournemouth History  Bournemouth remained undeveloped until 1802, and in 1812 Bournemouth’s first residents - Lewis Tregonwell and his wife – purchased land for their new home. Tregonwell is depicted in a statue which stands close to Bournemouth seafront.  By 1900 the railway had well and truly arrived and Bournemouth’s population swelled as it became easier to reach. This period also saw it become a favourite destination with literary names and figures – and it appears in many novels. In 1856, The Bournemouth Improvement Act was approved by parliament and the town went on to develop in the areas of lighting, paving and drainage. Bournemouth avoided much damage during World War 2, although the post-war period caused a slump in the town’s tourist trade.  Nearby Christchurch, although smaller, has its own fascinating heritage. With its 11th century church, Saxon mill and Medieval bridge – there is plenty of history to explore during a holiday in Christchurch. Evidence of Bronze Age burial mounds shows that Christchurch saw settlers long before its neighbouring city, and many of its sites and attractions offer the chance to discover its varied past. Bournemouth & Christchurch Beaches  No matter what type of holiday visitors are seeking in Bournemouth, most will agree that its seven miles of golden beach are close to perfect! Bournemouth regularly wins awards in recognition of its clean, family-friendly beaches and they really do offer something for everyone. Bournemouth Beach currently holds four Blue Flags and two Quality Coast Awards.  One of the best things about the length of Bournemouth’s Beach is that each separate area offers something new to do! Whether beach-goers prefer to relax on the sand, stroll and take in the views or try their hand at water sports – there is a section of Bournemouth Beach that is ideal for it. Bournemouth’s seas have some of the UK’s warmest temperatures and they have won many awards for their levels of cleanliness. As if this wasn’t enough, Bournemouth Beach has over two hundred and fifty beach huts for hire, making a colourful view along its coast!  Bournemouth & Christchurch Pubs and Restaurants  Bournemouth and Christchurch have a wide range of restaurants to choose from, including the Bistro on the Beach, Chef Hong Kong and Chez Fred fish and chips. The Crooked Beam restaurant is one of the oldest in Christchurch, and Farthings restaurant in Bournemouth has 2 AA rosettes to its name. For a meal with breathtaking sea views, the Highcliff restaurant‘s stunning cliff-top location is perfect for special occasions.  As a University City and fashionable holiday resort – Bournemouth is a fashionable and memorable night out for young people! The city centre is brimming with nightclubs and bars and although lively after nightfall – retains its friendly atmosphere.   Aside from its miles of award-winning beach and bustling city centre, Bournemouth delivers plenty of family attractions for all weathers. Bournemouth has three inspiring Victorian gardens, the Lower, Upper and Central Gardens. These Grade II listed gardens are an easy walk from the seafront and will dazzle visitors with their award-winning blooms and walks. Meyrick Park in Bournemouth hosts all kinds of sporting activities and includes an 18-hole golf course and a bowling green.  For those days when it’s drier indoors, family attractions in Bournemouth include Snowtrax dry ski slope in Christchurch, The Bournemouth Aquarium, Adventure Wonderland in Christchurch, Bournemouth Indoor Paintball, the Museum of Electricity in Christchurch, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and the Museum in Bournemouth.  Discover Dorset Tours include a Jurassic Coast trip, for those with an interest in the historic coastline of the county. Or why not visit the Red House museum and gardens in Christchurch? This Georgian building was built in 1764 as a workhouse and is home to some historic findings and beautiful traditional English gardens. Lastly, don’t miss a ride on the land train which runs between Bournemouth and Boscombe.  Bournemouth & Christchurch Events and Entertainment 

Bournemouth & Christchurch Events and Entertainment  Bournemouth and Christchurch play host to a wide range of unique events, particularly throughout the summer months – and many of them are free https://www.bournemouth.co.uk/ . For an extra special treat, the Bournemouth Air Festival is held annually in August. Click on the link for more details www.bournemouthairfestival.co.uk   Conveniently located on the South Coast, Bournemouth is well connected by road. The M3 and M27 connect Bournemouth and Christchurch to London and the South East, and the M40 and A34 link it to the Midlands for convenient access. Christchurch and Southampton are connected by the A35.  Bournemouth Airport is also easy to reach from the town. Visitors to Bournemouth can also reach it via the National Express, and nearby ports of Poole, Southampton and Portsmouth. Bournemouth has two railway stations, and the main one operates regular services to and from London Waterloo – with many journey times just over an hour and a half. Christchurch is served by most of the same services. The town is also connected to North by direct services, and many destinations via connections.  More about the area  A short walk from the property and guests will find themselves in the heart of Bournemouth, home to an array of attractions and activities to keep visitors of all ages occupied. Take a stroll along the piers and promenade or lose yourself in the Victorian gardens which host events and exhibitions throughout the year.  For a birds’ eye view of the striking coastline and surrounding countryside take a flight on the Bournemouth Balloon or keep your feet firmly on the ground by shopping amongst the boutiques. After a busy day spend an evening treating your taste buds to an array of cafes and restaurants or take in a show at the Bournemouth International Centre or the Pier Theatre.  Take time to also explore the surrounding area with many natural highlights including the New Forest National Park and the Jurassic Coast, home to stunning coastal formations and the iconic Durdle Door. Take a day trip to Portsmouth and visit the war ships at the historic dockyard.  For those looking to invest be sure to visit Sandbanks, a small peninsula off Poole harbour, which by area has the fourth highest land value in the world!  

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