Bournemouth Car Hire

Bournemouth is a town located in the county of Dorset, in England. Bournemouth is lies to the east of the famous Jurassic Coast, which is now a World Heritage Site. Bournemouth lies in Dorset on the South Coast with an expanse of heritage and countryside to explore. The town centre has notable Victorian architecture and the 202 feet (62 m) spire of St Peter's Church, which is known as one of three Grade-I churches in the borough, is a famous local landmark for the visitors. Bournemouth's location has made this place a popular destination for tourists, attracting over five million visitors annually with its beaches and popular nightlife. The coastline is about ninety five miles (over 150km) long, and gives geological information on the Jurassic period. There is seven miles (eleven kilometres) of sandy beach at Bournemouth, and from the sea front , you can see the Isle of Wight and Poole Harbour. The main streets for shopping are in the centre of Bournemouth, and are conveniently located behind the seafront, on either side of the River Bourne. The town holds it's Air Festival every August, and lasts over four days It has featured displays from the famous Red Arrows.

Popular places to visit in Dorset are:

Poole: This place is known as Bournemouth's neighbour. It is famous for boasting the world's second largest natural harbour and for the area of Sandbanks as one of the most expensive places to live.

Corfe Castle: It is one of Britain's most majestic ruins. The castle controlled the gateway through the Purbeck Hills in the time of William the Conqueror.

Swanage:This small town surrounds a beautiful curved bay. It has many attractions including the Purbeck coast path, heritage centre, gardens and beautiful Purbeck stone buildings.

Jurassic Coastline World Heritage Site: The place is an outstanding fossil localities and stunning rock and cliff formations including the famous arched Durdle Door.

Cerne Abbas: A charming village with abbey ruins and Tudor cottages and a very famous giant carved into the chalk hillside. There are plenty of ways to explore the area, both on land and on sea.

Christchurch: A small Saxon town with castle ruins, a quaint Quay, boutiques, celebrity restaurants and an infamous food festival which takes place each year.

Other Places on the South Coast:

 

Portsmouth: You can spend a naval day in the city, and see famous war ships at the historic Dockyard or shop till you drop.

Shaftesbury: Quaint, cobbled and very steep, Gold Hill is the star of the old Hovis advert and can be found in this beautiful town. Wander around the traditional shops or enjoy a cream tea in one of the many cafes and restaurants.

The New Forest National Park: It is a royal playground for William the Conqueror. It remains largely unchanged with miles and miles of ancient landscapes, wild ponies and deer, disused railways and leafy lanes.

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Bournemouth Pier and Beach