Bournemouth is a thriving seaside town with two universities of growing importance and an international student community. Well-established as a premier holiday resort and hiigh-tech business area, Bournemouth is in the process of major regeneration with outstanding tourist events and facilities. Whatever time of the year you decide to come, there is always something happening in Bournemouth. There are major festivals, such as the Wheels Festival, the Food and Drink Festival, the award-winning Air Festival, and the Arts by the Sea Festival. Throughout the year there are concerts, theatre, cultural and sporting events on offer to complement the beautiful natural surroundings.
Bournemouth is within easy reach of London and has good communication links with other parts of Britain. The area to the west of Bournemouth, known as the Jurassic Coast, is designated as a World Heritage Site and is famous for its geological importance and beauty. The area is favoured with a warmer than average climate for Britain and offers an excellent learning environment.
The Bournemouth football team 'The Cherries' is currently in the Premier League, so exciting, national level sport can be watched locally.
Key places of interest near Bournemouth:
For further information about the County of Dorset, please also see the Visit Dorset and Visit Bournemouth websites. You can also look through this beautiful Picture Book which gives a flavour of what Bournemouth has to offer.