Bournemouth beach and pier

Day 1/2. A short break in Dorset

Day 1 On a cold but bright February morning we packed up the car and left our home in northern England at 9.00 am for a half term break on the south coast of England.  Our destination was Bournemouth in Dorset, 290 miles away. We stopped for lunch at Bicester Village, an outlet shopping centre …

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River Avon, Christchurch, UK

Day 3/4. Christchurch and Lymington

Day 3 Another bright sunny morning so we started the day with a walk along the seafront to Boscombe.  Walking along to the end of the pier we had far reaching views to the Isle of Wight and along the coast.  Boscombe Pier first opened in 1889, but the boomerang shaped Art Deco entrance wasn't …

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Wimborne, Dorset

Day 5/6. Wimborne and Dorchester, Dorset

Day 5 It was back to sunshine so we decided to drive inland to the small market town of Wimborne Minster named after its church.  It's a delightful little place with its main square (Corn Market) bordered with fine examples of Anglo Saxon architecture.  Both in the square and along its adjacent high street are many …

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Outside the Haunch of Venison pub, Salisbury

Day 7/8. Salisbury and Hengistbury Head

We decided to drive to Salisbury, the journey taking approximately one hour.  We noticed signs for Park and Ride but carried on and found car parking in the town centre without problem even though it was a Saturday.  The city is located in south east Wiltshire on the edge of Salisbury Plain and 8 miles …

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