Places to visit 2023 – Bournemouth

Old Harry Rocks Bournemouth

Places To Visit: About Bournemouth

Bournemouth is an exciting option to choose place to visit for a one-day trip or a long-stay vacation.

Bournemouth is a relatively young town, with its history dating back to the early 1800s. Prior to that, the area was mostly heathland and woodland, with a few small villages scattered about.

In 1810, the local landowner Lewis Tregonwell decided to develop the area into a seaside resort. He built a number of villas and hotels, and he also planted trees and created gardens. The resort quickly became popular with visitors from all over England, and by the mid-19th century, Bournemouth was a thriving seaside town. Tregonwell described a view at sea as ‘a most delightful view of the sea’.

Bournemouth Beach, Places To Visit,

The arrival of the railway in 1870 made it even easier for people to travel to Bournemouth, and the town continued to grow rapidly. In 1890, Bournemouth became a municipal borough, and in 1900, it became a county borough.
Bournemouth's popularity as a seaside resort continued into the 20th century. The town was particularly popular with families and couples, and it was also a popular destination for retirees.
In recent years, Bournemouth has diversified its economy and has become a popular center for business and conferences. The town is also home to a number of universities and colleges.
Here are some notable events in Bournemouth's history:
  • 1810: Lewis Tregonwell begins developing Bournemouth as a seaside resort.
  • 1838: The first two hotels open in Bournemouth.
  • 1856: The Bournemouth Improvement Act is passed, establishing a board of commissioners to oversee the development of the town.
  • 1870: The railway arrives in Bournemouth.
  • 1890: Bournemouth becomes a municipal borough.
  • 1900: Bournemouth becomes a county borough.
  • 1914-1918: Bournemouth is used as a base for troops during World War I.
  • 1939-1945: Bournemouth is bombed by the Germans during World War II.
  • 1950s-1960s: Bournemouth experiences a period of rapid growth, with the construction of new hotels, shops, and houses.
  • 1970s-1980s: Bournemouth's economy diversifies, with the growth of the business and conference sector.
  • 1990s-present: Bournemouth continues to grow and develop, and it is now a major tourist destination, business center, and educational hub.
Bournemouth has a rich and varied history, and it is a town that is constantly evolving. It is a great place to live, work, and visit.

Places to visit 2023 - Bournemouth - 01/12/2023

Here are some reasons why you would visit Bournemouth:
  • Award-winning beaches: Bournemouth has seven miles of golden sand beaches, which have been awarded the Blue Flag for their cleanliness and water quality. The beaches are also great for a variety of activities, such as swimming, sunbathing, building sandcastles, and playing beach volleyball.
  • Beautiful gardens: Bournemouth is home to a number of beautiful gardens, including the Lower Gardens, the Upper Gardens, and the Bournemouth Square. The gardens are a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery, and they also host a variety of events throughout the year, such as concerts, festivals, and farmers markets.
  • Vibrant nightlife: Bournemouth has a lively nightlife scene, with a variety of bars, clubs, and restaurants to choose from. Whether you're looking for a night out on the dancefloor or a more relaxed evening with friends, you're sure to find something to your taste in Bournemouth.
  • Family-friendly attractions: Bournemouth has a number of attractions that are perfect for families, such as the Oceanarium, the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, and the Bournemouth Pier. There are also a number of children's play areas and parks throughout the town.
  • Convenient location: Bournemouth is located on the south coast of England, making it easy to get to from other parts of the country. The town is also well-connected to public transportation, with regular buses and trains to nearby towns and cities.

Places to visit:

  • Bournemouth Beach is a must-to-visit place.
  • Bournemouth Pier and Lower Gardens.
  • Bournemouth town centre.
  • Southbourne Pier.
  • The Southbourne Beach is close to Southbourne town centre offering cafes, restaurants, and shops.

(A view from Southbourne Beach for the Bournemouth Pier)

Bournemouth Eye

Things to do in Bournemouth:

  • Russell-Cotes, Museum and Art Gallery (objects from travels and collection of British art)
  • Parties

Toast Tuesday every Tuesday at the Revolution Club.

Cameo. On Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Aruba. On Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and Sundays.

  • Family attractions at Bournemouth Pier Approach
  • Sports

Hire a bike (at Bournemouth Beach).

Zip Line

Who Dares Gym (at Bournemouth Beach).

Places to eat:

  • Merry Shelly pub (next to the Shelly’s grieve).
  • Norwegian Wood café dedicated to the Beatles.
  • 60 Million Postcards (dedicated to the postcards collected and exposed to the public).
  • Turtle Bay. Caribbean Restaurant & Bar.
  • Neo Restaurant (local cuisine, seafood, European, British, grill, vegetarian).

    *including booking of private dining room if needed*.

  • Coconut Tree. Sri Lankan restaurant.
  • Bournemouth Steak House.
  • Mad Cucumber (vegetarian and vegan café).

Interesting facts:

  • A University’s town.
  • It is famous for picture-postcard Victorian Pier.
  • The Beatles loved Bournemouth.

    After Liverpool and London, Bournemouth is the UK town where the Beatles played the most concerts.

  • 4.7million tourists flock to the town every year.
  • The pine trees in Bournemouth were used for medicinal purposes.
  • Grieve of Merry Shelly at St. Peter’s cemetery.


  • Train (from London – Waterloo Station) 2hours.
  • Car (from London) 2hours.

Map of Bournemouth

Places to visit 2023 - Bournemouth - 01/12/2023


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Natalia Bartczak

Natalia Bartczak

A blogger studying BA (Hons) Tourism Management at Bournemouth University. She likes to read and gain knowledge of various countries and cultures. She is enthusiastic and curious about what is traveling about.

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