A beach town on the south coast of the U.K., Bournemouth is a popular tourist destination known for its lovely Victorian architecture. Stay at hotels near Bournemouth to enjoy its outdoor attractions, including two picture-postcard piers, sandy beaches, and numerous scenic parks. If the weather doesn't cooperate with such plans, discover Bournemouth's other enticements, among them several theaters and concert venues, a lively bar scene, and some fine museums.
Bournemouth International Airport is just a few miles outside town, and traveling to Bournemouth hotels after landing is quite straightforward. Car rentals are available on-site, and you can arrange taxi service at the desk in the arrivals area. A public transport option is the county-operated Yellow Bus, which will take you directly from the airport to the center of Bournemouth. During the journey, look for the 202-foot spire of St. Peter's Church, a historic landmark visible for miles around. Stroll along the seafront to see the town's two famous piers, Bournemouth Pier and Boscombe Pier. You could also browse the top-notch art collection at the Russell-Cotes Museum, housed in a circa-1901 villa, and check out the schedule at the Art Deco Pavilion Theatre or the O2 Academy, which opened as a circus in 1895. Arrange car rentals in Bournemouth and explore some of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jurassic Coast immediately to the west. This 96-mile stretch of coastline along the English Channel features cliffs and other natural landforms that are hundreds of millions of years old. Drive to one of more than a dozen visitor centers along the route and explore sections of this remarkable landscape on foot. Make the most of your time in Britain with a trip to London, approximately 94 miles north of Bournemouth. Book one of the best hotels in London for the night, and you can take in a show in the West End theater district and dine at one of the capital's many excellent restaurants.
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