Places to visit near Bournemouth
The Jurassic Coast
The Jurassic Coast is one of the most popular destinations in Britain, drawing visitors from all over the world.
The New Forest
Wild Horses won’t be able to drag you away from the New Forest once you’ve experienced its peace and fallen in love with the forest’s idyllic glades, ancient woodland, open moors, heathland and cliff top walks.
Escape to a world a million miles from your everyday life where ponies, cattle, donkeys and deer roam free... and all just 90 minutes by train from London.
Uncover the story of Stonehenge. Take in the unforgettable atmosphere of this World Heritage Site and best known prehistoric monument in Europe, visit our world-class exhibition to discover how the Stonehenge builders worked and spend time amongst the Neolithic houses to experience how they lived.
The Roman City of Bath
Built for pleasure and relaxation, beautiful Bath has been a wellbeing destination since Roman times. The waters are still a big draw, both at the ancient Roman Baths and the thoroughly modern Thermae Bath Spa, which houses the only natural thermal hot springs in Britain you can bathe in.
The Isle of Wight
Stunning coastline, gorgeous countryside, vibrant events and award-winning attractions on one beautiful, picturesque island.
The Isle of Purbeck
The Isle of Purbeck is a wonderful sight on a clear day with views across Brownsea Island all the way around to Swanage further around the coast. You can cast your eye across the water from nearby Sandbanks or further towards Bournemouth
Poole is Europe's largest natural harbour and a stunning location for all types of watersports fringed with unspoilt woodland and coastal walks. The harbour is a site of nature conservation, a wetland teeming with wading birds with many international protections in place.
The first stone of Corfe Castle was laid more than 1,000 years ago. Since then it’s seen its fair share of battles, mysteries and plots. It’s been a treasury, military garrison, royal residence and family home.
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