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5 Reasons to Visit Bournemouth

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by Jana (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer from Latvia, who is currently undertaking Events Management degree at Bournemouth University.
Published October 1st 2016
In this article I would like to tell you about a little charming city - Bournemouth. Located on the south coast of England, Bournemouth is one of the most popular seaside towns and attracts a million visitors every year to its award winning golden sandy beach, dynamic nightlife and variety of events and festivals happening throughout the year.



1. Bournemouth Pier

Bournemouth Pier is the first must-visit place, where you can take a picture for a memory of your stay in Bournemouth. Moreover, at the entrance of the pier you will see an amusement arcade and a number of little shops selling candy floss, ice-cream and memorable postcards. Above the arcade is Aruba bar and restaurant. It offers not only a wide range of cocktails and meals, but also an outside seating area that is a great spot to chill and fully enjoy the stunning view of city.



Bournemouth pier



2. The Lower Gardens


The lower gardens in Bournemouth are only few minutes' walk from the pier and the main shopping street. Besides beautiful nature on display and loads of coffee shops, there are some other attractions to visit here, including the following three suggestions.

3. The Bournemouth Balloon

The balloon is one of the main landmarks in the city. It will take you 500 feet up into the air and provide a 360 degree panoramic view of the surrounding area. It is quite expensive (15 minutes flight costs 12.5). However, it's worth doing it to get a bird's-eye view of Bournemouth.



4. Mini golf and ... SQUIRRELS!

18-hole mini golf, located at the heart of the lower gardens, is an affordable way to have fun with your family or friends. Adult tickets cost 4.00 and Junior only 2.70.

Probably one of the funniest attractions here is feeding cheeky squirrels.They are very friendly, however can climb up your leg before you even say "nuts"!



5. Christmas market

Despite the fact, that many people consider Bournemouth as a "summer place", there is something going on all year round. For instance, the Christmas market will completely immerse you in a magical atmosphere. It offers a festive shopping experience with a variety of handmade crafts, traditional roasted nuts and mulled wine, which is a guaranteed spirit raiser. Along with this, there are live performances by choirs, solo artists and magicians.

Christmas market

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A good article Jana and nice to get a view of places in other countires. The ballon looks a bit scary. Although heights aren't my thing I reckon I could manage it for the view.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|5679) 359 days ago
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