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Local Events & Attractions around Bournemouth

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The Elstead Hotel is set in the coastal town of Bournemouth which has a great reputation for its miles of golden sandy beaches, excellent cuisine, family attractions and lively entertainment.The town is also renowned for its splendid Pleasure Gardens too.

The town is set on the South coast of Dorset which has been designated as an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', with the Dorset Heritage Coast. Bournemouth benefits from seven miles of glorius beaches that hold two coveted 'Blue Flags' signifying the highest standards of cleanliness, management and facilities.

Bournemouth is blessed with a generally mild climate, making it ideal for a break all year round.
The town centre is traffic-free, that is complemented by a lively cosmopolitan street scene.

Entertainers perform on the corners of streets that are lined with boutiques, cafes and seating areas. There is an intriguing selection of individual shops ranging from antiques and collectibles to designer fashion. There is a street market at Boscombe, a short distance from the hotel

More information regarding local events and attractions can be found by following the links below:

Bournemouth Air Festival

The inaugural More Bus Bournemouth Air Festival is set to dazzle crowds in 2011. The FREE four day spectacular is set against the backdrop of Bournemouth’s seven miles of award-winning beaches, beautiful bay and glorious gardens. More Information can be found on the Bournemouth Tourism Website...

The Bournemouth Tourism Website

A comprehensive website containing a section incorporates a wide range of leisure interests both active and passive. Whether a local or a visitor you should find something there to entertain you.

The Bournemouth International Centre and Pavilion Theatre

Only 5 minutes drive from The Elstead Hotel, The Bournemouth International Centre and Pavilion Theatre has more flexibility for everything from large rock and pop concerts to multi-hall conferences and smaller more intimate meetings to exhibitions, opera, ballet and comedy performance. For the latest Shows, visit their website ...

LightHouse (Previously Poole Arts Centre)

Lighthouse are the largest arts centre outside of London with their 669 seat theatre, 1500 seat concert hall, 150 seat studio, 105 seat cinema, Image Lab/ media suite, a large gallery for photography and digital art, a restaurant and three function rooms!.

The Odeon Cinema

The Odeon is one of the largest cinemas within Bournemouth offering latest and greatest movies in the town centre.

The Bournemouth Borough Council Website

Leisure provides information about all the leisure and tourims activities in Bournemouth, including libraries, events, health, fitness, sport, the seafront, parks and gardens.

The New Forest Online Website

This website is not only packed with business advice, it is also the gateway to further tourist and management information. It hosts local authority tourism pages which provide accommodation and visitor information.

English Heritage Website

From visits to historic properties and battle re-enactments to conservation grants, from archaeological digs to children's books, English Heritage offers exciting insights into the past and helps the past contribute to the lives of everyone now, and in the future.

Tower Park

Tower Park is one of the premier entertainment spots in the South. You can find something for just about every member of the family all on the one site.

Wimborne Minster Model Town and Gardens

A thriving visitor attraction set in the heart of the historic town of Wimborne Minster. Discover, explore and be amazed at the detail and magnificent craftsmanship which has gone into creating our unique and famous Model Town, an exact 1/10 scale replica of Wimborne Minster as it was in the 1950's.

Bournemouth Aviation Museum

Dedicated to preserving and presenting to the public at large, operational examples of historic aircraft.

Compton Acres

Located in Poole, Dorset, Compton Acres is a 10 acre site with one of the most varied selections of gardens in one place anywhere in Europe.

Bennetts Water Gardens

Bennetts Water Gardens is a family run business founded in 1959. The site is now an established tourist attraction where visitors can enjoy a tranquil walk around the gardens and lakes growing thousands of water lilies.

Brownsea Island

Just a short and enjoyable boat trip from the bustle of Poole or Bournemouth, the charm of the landscape, the rich variety of wildlife and an intriguing heritage, make Brownsea a fascinating place to visit.

The Tutankhamun Exhibition

A spectacular re-creation of Tutankhamun's tomb and treasures. This internationally acclaimed exhibition spans time itself.

The Dinosaur Museum

Acclaimed as one of Britain’s top hands-on attractions, the Dinosaur Museum is unique. The incredible world of dinosaurs comes alive in a new way that visitors of all ages will love and enjoy.

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