Monday, 12 November 2012

Bournemouth Hotels And Places To Visit

We recently visited Bournemouth for a short break, we were not disappointed with our stay. We stayed a short distance away in the Hallmark Hotel the service was excellent. Bournemouth is an excellent place to travel to other areas in Dorset.

On our first day we stay we drove to front and parked very close to the beach and had a walk on the pier. We then walked along the beach and admired the little beach huts. There were lots of the normal things to eat at the seaside like fish and chips and ice cream. We sat along the front and had a cup of tea along with ice cream.

Bournemouth has a very nice park to with a river running through it which if you feel adventurous you can go up in the hot air balloon.

The Bournemouth BIC is just a short distance away from the front if you want to see a show. We took a look however they had Joe Longthorne on and so we decided not to book.

We drove after to Alum Chine and took a walk along the beach and then took a walk up the hill to the tropical gardens, the walk up there was very pleasant with the sweet perfume of the flowers.

Of an evening we decided to drive to Poole after a short walk from one of the local car parks we had a meal along the harbour side in one of the old pubs. Again the meal and service was good. It was nice listening to the local fisherman and looking out over the harbour from the pub. We decided to visit one of the local galleries along the harbour side Purbeck Pottery which has lots of exhibitions showing the talents of local artists.

On our final day we drove to Christchurch. It was easy to park close to waters front and walk into the local town and it first of all we walked in past an old monument in a local park and then back along the river. The water was so clear you could see shoals of minnows swimming in the river. Along the walk by the river further on in the town there was an old ducking stool which was used in ancient times as a form of punishment. The town is a very quant old unspoilt place which is well worth the walk. If you are approaching your senior years you may appreciate the old sweet shop in the town centre. The shop keeper and his wife were very keen on discussing with a local couple the variety of sweets the where buying for their wedding.

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