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Bournemouth Pier

Bournemouth Pier

There has been a pier at Bournemouth since 1856. The pier that stands today is over 304 metres long and is the central focus of the beachfront, a hub for seaside entertainment and a historic legacy of the Victorian era.
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The Bournemouth Balloon

In the Lower Gardens at Central Gardens, the Bournemouth Balloon is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the town. Here visitors go high into the sky to get the most spectacular view of the town and sea.
Bournemouth Beach

Bournemouth Beach

Bournemouth Beach is one of Bournemouth’s top attractions. The long stretch of Blue Flag awarded beach met by the gentle waters of Poole Bay offers some of Britain’s best sunbathing and swimming along with beach volleyball.
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Russell-cotes Art Gallery and Museum

The Russell-Cotes family gave their house and its contents to the town in 1922. Built on the cliff overlooking the bay, the museum houses the family’s vast collection of art from around the world.
The Pavilion

The Pavilion

The Pavilion was built in 1929 as a concert hall and was renovated in 1934 before reopening as a theatre. This Georgian style pavilion has pillars of local Portland stone and still has regular entertainments today.
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Bournemouth International Centre

Bournemouth International Centre is one of Britain’s major centres for exhibitions and tours. This place hosts the world’s top musicians and West End musical productions.
Bournemouth Oceanarium

Bournemouth Oceanarium

This huge aquarium takes you on an adventure through the oceans of the world. This includes a re-creation of the Great Barrier Reef, a walk-through underwater tunnel and feeding demonstrations.
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Bournemouth Central Gardens

Bournemouth Central Gardens was turned from meadows into formal gardens in the 1860’s. This lush green expanse in the heart of the town is a focus for summertime activity.
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