Popular Accommodations in Bournemouth
Highlights in Bournemouth
- Eleven kilometres of wide sandy beaches
- Great Britain's mildest climate
- Russellotes Gallery
- Aquarium of the Oceans
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Vacation rentals in Bournemouth
Colourful crocus gardens, shopping centres, endless beaches with panoramic views of the English bay of Poole Bay provide Bournemouth with a fabulous setting for a varied holiday in the UK. Dreamlike lodges and cottages offer you comfortable living. You can rent a vacation rental or an apartment that gives you short distances to boutiques, leisure facilities, restaurants and the coast. Travel groups have the possibility to rent an idyllic vacation rental not far from the beach or to reside in a town house with garden.
Holiday in Bournemouth
Location and orientation
The urban area between Poole and Christchurch on the coast of southern England stretches about 170 kilometres south of London. With 187,000 inhabitants, Bournemouth is one of the most important economic and commercial centres in the region. The city area is particularly attractive for tourists due to its mild climate and eleven kilometres of sandy beach.
In Bournemouth the author of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, who died in 1851, was buried.
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The East Cliff Promenade is home to the majestic Russellotes Gallery. The elaborately decorated rooms of the villa house an impressive collection with more than 1,000 masterpieces of art history. Highlights include Rossetti's Venus Verticordia, an 18th century Japanese collection of objects, and Albert Moore's painting Midsummer.2. Beach life at the English Channel
The excellent beach sections of the city are embedded by the sheltering bay and cliffs. Along the promenade bathers will find sunbeds, umbrellas and can rent one of the 250 colourful beach huts. Water sports, regular events and children's entertainment make for a perfect day by the sea. A landmark of the city is the magnificent pier, where shops and attractions are located like a cable car.3. Impressive underwater world
With more than 225,000 visitors per year, the Aquarium Oceanarium is one of the main attractions of Bournemouth. Ten themed areas bring you closer to the habitats of the Amazon, the Mediterranean, the island town of Key West or the Australian Great Barrier Reef. Interactive dives, educational films about global warming and gigantic water basins provide interesting insights into the world of the oceans. The aquarium inhabitants include puffer fish, moray eels, zebra sharks and stingrays.