The south of England has seen some exceptional weather this summer, and like most seaside resorts, Bournemouth has been really busy with tourists and day-trippers wanting to go to some of the best beaches on the South Coast.
Last weekend was completely miserable, with low cloud and almost constant drizzle, but it still didn’t stop over 250,000 people turning out for the four day Bournemouth Air Show, even though some of the aerial festivities had to be cancelled, including the only flying Vulcan bomber.
But there is still a lot of summer left hopefully, and this coming weekend is August Bank Holiday, the perfect time to take off for the South Coast and to spend a few days at the seaside.
If you are thinking of visiting Bournemouth and you haven’t found anywhere to stay yet, HERE are some of the best hotels in the area, and some more visitor information to help you out.
If you can’t find a place to stay there that suits your needs, try Hotels.com which includes all the hotels and guest houses in the Bournemouth area.
Bournemouth has so much to offer the tourist, and it’s far more than just beaches.
Just a couple of miles to the west you have the millionaires paradise of Sandbanks, then the historic town of Poole with it’s harbour and Brownsea Island, home of the first ever Boy Scout camp.
Further west you have the beautiful Purbeck Hills, with the seaside town of Swanage, the majectic ruins of Corfe Castle, and of course the Tank Museum at Bovington, which houses the largest display of tanks in the world.
In 15 minutes travelling east from Bournemouth, you come to the historic market town of Christchurch, with it’s ancient priory church, old buildings, and scenic walks along the river.
Christchurch is right on the edge of The New Forest, a national park that was set up 1,000 years ago by William The Conqueror, and where horses, cattle and deer roam free.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when discussing things to do and places to visit in the Bournemouth area of Dorset.
Come visit soon, and be prepared for a wonderful time in this historic and beautiful part of Southern England.