Cheap Bournemouth Hotels
What to see by car: Bournemouth
Although you may not want to leave the beachfront, the area has an astonishing
array of attractions and lovely sites to seek out, besides there are plenty
more private beaches along this stretch of the South Coast.
Adjacent to Bournemouth is the historic maritime port town of Poole, located
on the second largest natural harbour in the world. The two urban areas have
practically merged and it takes less than 10 minutes driving to reach the redeveloped
Quays area of the harbour front and follow the bay to the heads. It gives you
a lovely view of the yacht laden harbour and Brownsea Island, a National Heritage
site on which you can wander around just as Lord Baden Powell did when he pioneered
the Scout movement here a century ago.
From the Heads you can admire the million pound real estate while waiting for
the vehicle pontoon which crosses over to the Isle of Purbeck. Escaping onto
this quieter peninsular is a treat, with deserted beaches, lovely countryside
and the historic 11th century Corfe Castle. While here you can even catch a
ride on a restored steam train.
Northeast of Bournemouth is the magnificent New Forest, where William the Conqueror
used to hunt deer 10 centuries ago. Today it is a popular public Heritage park
with several campsites clustered around the villages of Brockenhurst and Lyndhurst.
From here you can tackle the many magnificent walking and cycling trails and
seek out a secluded picnic spot. Also in the forest are the Beaulieu Abbey and
an interesting motor museum. At Milford on Sea you can admire the Isle of Wight
across the Solent from the ramparts of Hurst castle, located on the end of a
Family fun can be found at the Alice in Wonderland Family Park in Christchurch.
Gardening enthusiasts should head for the Knoll Gardens Nursery in Wimborne,
with its 6000 species among the beautiful water gardens, with ponds and waterfalls.
Further afield is the historic town of Salisbury to the north, with its lovely
architecture and magnificent cathedral. Less than hour's drive west is the bustling
centre of Southampton and beyond it lies Portsmouth, both feasible day trips.
With a few days to spare you may wish to catch the ferry over to the Isle of
Wight and enjoy Britain's most temperate weather.
Both Dorset and Hampshire enjoy some of Britain's' prettiest scenery, providing
rewarding days out by car.
For more information about cheap hotels in Bournemouth why not visit more of our info pages.
Selection of hotels in this region:
The Suncliff Hotel
Langtry Manor Hotel
Durley Hall Hotel
Menzies Carlton Hotel, Bournemouth
Gresham Court Hotel
Russell Court Hotel
Carrington House Hotel
De Vere Royal Bath
New Durley Dean Hotel
Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel
The Cadogan Hotel
Menzies Anglo Swiss Hotel
Menzies East Cliff Court
Quality Hotel Bournemouth
Norfolk Royale Hotel
The Roundhouse Hotel
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