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"I didn’t go nightclubbing as a teenager in Bournemouth because my friends and I didn’t have the money – but we spent a lot of time on the beach, having barbecues, and running into the sea in the middle of the night” Amanda Holden
Bournemouth's gorgeous seven-mile-long beach is a big reason for tourists to visit. This seaside resort in Dorset attracts both older holidaymakers after a relaxing break and young people who want to sample the vibrant nightlife scene. Bournemouth, however, is not just a party town. It’s home to many great restaurants and exciting water sports activities.
To get to Bournemouth from London, take the Southwest service from Waterloo station. You can also take trains to other stations on the South coast, such as Poole or Weymouth. There are direct trains to Bournemouth from major stations such as Manchester Piccadilly, Birmingham New Street station, Newcastle, and Nottingham.
Bournemouth is small enough to walk around easily. If you prefer a more comfortable trip, local bus services will take you to the most famous attractions in town.
Many tourists head to Bournemouth for its beach. The golden shoreline is seven miles long and lined with thousands of deckchairs. Behind it sits ornamental gardens, beachside cafes, and playgrounds. There are two piers in the town, the Boscombe Pier and the Bournemouth Pier.
The Russel-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum is a great place for lovers of history and art. It features a wonderful collection of 19th-century art pieces, including Japanese artefacts. The Atrium Art Gallery at Bournemouth University hosts and showcases interesting artwork by local and international artists.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get to Bournemouth by train?
You can get directly to Bournemouth from London Waterloo. This usually takes 2h23m with around 50 trains a day.
What train line is Bournemouth on?
Bournemouth is mainly served by South Western Railway on the London-Weymouth and London-Poole line. CrossCountry also runs trains to Bournemouth from Manchester.