Bournemouth Pier & beach in the summer

 

Bournemouth Pier, The first pier in Bournemouth consisted of a short wooden jetty that was completed in 1856.A little wooden jetty was built in 1855. In 1861 a proper wooden pier was built. In 1880 it was replaced by an iron pier. The town of Bournemouth has a population of approx 165,000 according to the 2001 Census, making it the largest settlement in Dorset. founded by Lewis Tregonwell in 1810 and grew steadily and became a proper town in 1870, when the railway came.

 

Bournemouth Pier has a long history within the community and has played a vital role in the region's tourism. The pier is used as a symbol of identity for the town and hosts a range of events from races, carnivals, fairs, concerts to firework displays.

 

Bournemouth’s famous beach huts are available to hire all year-round. Beach huts are great for relaxing with friends and family and offer inspirational coastal views. Bournemouth actually invented the modern beach hut over 100 years ago and boasts the oldest beach huts in the country, they remain hugely popular today. So reserve your spot early on our award-winning seafront.

Shopping in Bournemouth

In the centre of town just behind the seafront on either side of the small Bourne stream The shopping streets are mostly pedestrianised and lined with a wide range of boutiques, stores, jewellers and accessory shops. There are major stores (Debenhams, Beales, Marks and Spencer, BHS, Dingles), modern shopping malls.

 

Bournemouth central gardens

In 1910 Mate and Riddle described this part as "A veritable paradise", so it has been called "Paradise" ever since. It is a garden to be viewed in upon, and is rich in daffodils, crocuses, snowdrops, and cyclamen, azaleas, and other spring flowering plants. Also notable are the Chusan Palm ( Trachycarpus fortuneii), Mimosa ( Acacia dealbata ) Persian Ironwood ( Parrotia persica )

 

Upper and Central Pleasure Gardens

Until the beginning of the nineteenth century this area comprised vegetated slopes and a marshy valley bottom. Development took place after 1840 under the influence of Decimus Burton (architect to the Meyrick Estate), in 1859 the Meyrick Estate granted a lease for the area to the south of the square to be developed as a public pleasure ground. Between 1864 and 1872 leaseholds of the Upper and Central Pleasure Gardens were granted by the Durrant and Meyrick Estate

 

Pier Theatre Bournemouth

Was opened on 3rd June 1960 with the show "Carry on Laughing" starring Ted Rogers. In 1964, Thora Hird starred in "The Best Laid Plans". In 1966, Sid James was in "George & Alfred Black present 'Spring Wedding'". He was followed by Dick Emery in 1967 ("Oh! You are Awful"). The popular comedy "The Mating Game" was performed in 1969 and 1971. "No Sex Please We're British" was first performed at the Pier Theatre in 1973 and again in 2000

 

 

Bournemouth Airport 

Is a key national and international gateway to Southern England, connecting over 900,000 passengers to over 60 destinations every year. Around 3 million passengers will be travelling through Bournemouth Airport every year by 2014/15. The airport’s growth is a massive opportunity; crucial to the prosperity of our whole region. But that growth must be sustainable. Our Master Plan to 2030 describes how best to manage the positive and negative impact of growth

 

National Express Group

Is a leading transport provider delivering services in the UK, North America, Germany, Spain and Morocco. Every year more than 800 million journeys are made on our buses, trains, light rail services and coaches. National Express Group PLC is a company registered in England and Wales, whose registered office is National Express House, Birmingham Coach Station, Mill Lane, Digbeth Birmingham, B5 6DD. Registered No: 2590560.

 

Virgin Trains

“Almost without exception, people regard the organisation as a great place to work.”“Virgin Trains people are motivated to achieve the goals of the company and are committed to both securing high levels of customer satisfaction and growing the business.”Just some of the lovely things the Investors In People (IIP) assessors said about our business, all of which helped us become one of the first companies in the UK to achieve IIP Gold status.IIP ‘specialises in transforming business performance through people,’ which is what we’re all about. And Gold status means, in short, that everyone who works with us, works to make your journeys more enjoyable. Great news, of course, but we’re not the kind of business to pat ourselves on the back and stop. We’re always looking for ways to improve.

So, where are you heading? Whatever the destination, you’ll enjoy a faster, greener and more comfortable journey when you head there with us.We’ve been speeding all over the country for 12 years now in our Pendolino and Super Voyager trains. We’ve learned lots along the way, making us one of Britain’s most experienced train companies.And we’re not slowing down.So if you want to get there happy and refreshed, hop on and get comfy – we can’t wait to see you.

 

Camping sites

Caravan and Holiday Parks are on the periphery of Bournemouth. But access to Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and the New Forest are only minutes away. Walking, cycling and horse riding in Dorset (considered by many to be one the most beautiful areas of Britain) is very popular. Many bridle paths lead into remote and wild areas where wildlife such as pony's badgers, foxes, stoats, deer, and occasionally wild boar. Grove Farm Meadow is a five star park offering luxury Rose award holiday caravans, touring pitches and holiday home sales. The park is beautifully landscaped and planted with an abundance of flowers, providing a peaceful and relaxing environment to compliment its stunning riverside location. In keeping with this ideal we choose not to offer clubs or bars and operate a no pets policy

 

Language Courses and Schools

Specialised courses provide a combination of language and subject, and include University Foundation programmes, Diploma programmes, short business Summer programmes, specially tailored closed group programmes and much more. Teachers are experts in their fields, qualified language teachers who have professional working experience. The atmosphere of schools is friendly, hardworking and professional.University Foundation programmes are available and achieve total success in placing students in universities of their choice, achieving wide recognition from UK universities. Shorter-term summer courses (2 weeks minimum) are also focussed on business, and are particularly suited to working people who want to improve their Business English in a short time

 

Doctors Surgeries

THE SURGERY, 14 GERVIS ROAD, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET BH1 3EG

CRESCENT SURGERY, 3 THE CRESCENT, BOSCOMBE, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET BH1 4EX

THE SURGERY, 12 WALPOLE ROAD, BOSCOMBE, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET BH1 4HA

WEST CLIFF MEDICAL CENTRE, 14 WEST CLIFF ROAD, BOURNEMOUTH, BOURNEMOUTH BH2 5HD

WESTBOURNE MEDICAL CENTRE, MILBURN ROAD, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET BH4 9HJ

THE SURGERY, 4 ADELAIDE ROAD, BOSCOMBE, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET BH5 1EE

BOSCOMBE MANOR MEDICAL CENTRE, 40 FLORENCE ROAD, BOSCOMBE, BOURNEMOUTH BH5 1HQ

MARINE SURGERY, 29 BELLE VUE ROAD, SOUTHBOURNE, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET BH6 3DB

WESSEX HEALTHY LIVING FOUNDATION, BEEKAY HOUSE, 6C ST CA THERINES HOUSE, SOUTHBOURNE, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET BH6 4AA

BEAUFORT ROAD SURGERY, 21 BEAUFORT ROAD, SOUTHBOURNE, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET BH6 5AJ

 SOUTHBOURNE SURGERY, 17 BEAUFORT ROAD, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET BH6 5BF  

OAKRIDGE SURGERY, 1206 CHRISTCHURCH ROAD, BOSCOMBE, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET BH7 6DY

THE SURGERY, HAREWOOD CRESCENT, LITTLEDOWN, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET BH7 7BU

WOODLEA HOUSE SURGERY, 1 CRANTOCK GROVE, CASTLE LANE WEST, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET BH8 0HS

HOLDENHURST SURGERY, 199 HOLDENHURST ROAD, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET BH8 8DF

THE SURGERY, PARK ROAD, BOURNEMOUTH BH8 8HS

THE SURGERY, 20 ST.LEONARDS ROAD, CHARMINSTER, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET BH8 8QN

ST ALBAN'S MEDICAL CENTRE, 26-28 ST ALBANS CRESCENT, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET BH8 9EW

STROUDEN PARK MEDICAL CENTRE, 2A BRADPOLE ROAD, STROUDEN PARK, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET BH8 9NX

WINTON HEALTH CENTRE, 31 ALMA ROAD, WINTON, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET BH9 1BP

DENMARK ROAD MEDICAL CENTRE, 37 DENMARK ROAD, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET BH9 1PB

MOORDOWN MEDICAL CENTRE, 2A REDHILL CRESCENT, MOORDOWN, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET BH9 2XF

TALBOT MEDICAL CENTRE, 63 KINSON ROAD, WALLISDOWN, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET BH10 4BX

5EYLEYBOURNE SURGERY, 1 LEYBOURNE AVENUE, ENSBURY PARK, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET BH10 6ES

NORTHBOURNE SURGERY, 1368 WIMBORNE ROAD, KINSON, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET BH10 7AR

THE SURGERY, 1 DURDELLS AVENUE, KINSON, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET BH11 9EH

BEARWOOD & BANKS MEDICAL CENTRE, 325 KING JOHN AVENUE, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET BH11 9TF

 

Parking 

Not normally a big problem in Bournemouth, with lots of free and ample parking areas which are convenient to walk from. Bournemouth's terrific beaches, shops, pubs, clubs and cinemas all have handily placed "Pay and Display" multi-storey car parks. National Car Parks (Car Parks, Bournemouth) Bournemouth Car Parks And Airport Parking if you are planning to fly on to another destination from Bournemouth Tel: 01202 556965 - Glen Fern Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 2LZ (1.57 miles)

 

 

 

 

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