A busy Bournemouth beach and pier

A day in Bournemouth 

What better way to spend a hot, sunny day than at the seaside.  Bournemouth is one of England's premier seaside resorts being located on Dorset's south coast.  Leaving our car on the East Cliff we walked down the steep incline towards the pier. Overlooking the English Channel we stepped into the gardens of the Russell Cotes …

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The Red Arrows at Bournemouth Air Festival

The Bournemouth Air Festival

The Bournemouth Air Festival takes place in August each year featuring air displays over four days.  There is no admittance charge to the festival and thousands of plane lovers flock to this Dorset resort on the south coast of England to watch the extravaganza, so this year we decided to join them and take a …

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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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