A Bit about Bournemouth Town Centre


It was Dorset Yeomanry captain Lewis Tregonwell who first founded the town of Bournemouth in 1810. The area had previously consisted of undeveloped heathland used mainly by fishermen and smugglers, but it was now to be developed as a health resort. Tregonwell latched onto the fad for “sea bathing” as a medical treatment and built a number of villas for use as tourist rentals, as well as planting pine trees in a bid to improve the health benefits of the air. 

Bournemouth’s popularity as such a venue was established when the town was featured in Augustus Granville’s guide “The Spa Towns of England” in 1841. With the arrival of the railway, Bournemouth continued to blossom, and was officially recognised as a town in 1870.

Location And Travel

Bournemouth is located within the county of Dorset, and borders the towns of Poole and Christchurch. The town centre itself is found adjacent to the seafront, marking its development as a holiday destination. The town centre is served by Bournemouth Railway Station, which is part of the South West Main Line which connects London Waterloo to Weymouth. The nearest airport is found just 7km from Bournemouth town centre, being based at Hurn, a village in Christchurch. Bournemouth Airport provides direct international flights to locations including Italy, Portugal, Spain and Finland.

For those visiting Bournemouth town centre by road, there are several options. Regular coach services provide drop-offs at the town centre, and there are plenty of buses for local visitors. For car users, parking is available at several locations, including Albert Road and Avon Beach.

Local Amenities

Bournemouth town centre offers plenty to do. A thriving shopping centre with many famous chains as well as charming independent shops, there are also plenty of restaurants and bars to enjoy. Culture fans will enjoy concerts held at the BIC, Pavilion Theatre and O2 Academy, and there are some fine examples of Victorian architecture throughout the centre of town. The Russell-Cotes Museum, itself a Grade II listed building, contains four galleries which include works by renowned painters such as Rossetti.

There are opportunities for wild swimming in the sea, and spectators can enjoy cheering on the local football and rugby teams.

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