Bournemouth is among Britain's best-loved seaside towns. The star attraction is unquestionably its stretch of soft, sandy beach, which buzzes with laid-back locals and sun-seeking out-of-towners throughout the warm summer months. The iconic Bournemouth Pier offers all manner of kitsch seaside fun, with retro amusement arcades, colourful souvenir shops and tempting ice-cream stalls.

The local nightlife is legendary, with a host of buzzing beachfront bars and pulsing clubs to crawl between until the early hours. And if you're craving a culture fix, swing by the Russell-Cotes Museum, an elegant Victorian villa filled with astonishing art.

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    Bournemouth's shops attract droves of visitors to England’s south coast throughout the year. Although the town’s beloved beaches and outdoor experiences remain at the top of every traveller's to-do list, Bournemouth also offers exceptional places to shop that heighten any visit. Featuring sprawling department stores, laid-back shopping streets and pop-up boutiques, there’s no shortage of shopping destinations that appeal to every...

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    Bournemouth has many exceptional restaurants for a family dinner or romantic couple’s night, but what can you do to top off the evening? Fortunately, the city has an abundance of post-sunset activities to ensure the fun doesn’t stop.  Whether you want a few laughs at a comedy club, a swanky night at a club, or a thrilling virtual-reality adventure with aliens...

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