Trains to Bournemouth

Cheap Trains to Bournemouth

"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

One thing that draws tourists to Bournemouth is its gorgeous seven-mile-long beach. This seaside resort town in Dorset attracts both retirees and youthful holidaymakers who want to take part in its vibrant nightlife scene. Bournemouth, however, is not just a party town. It’s also home to a number of great restaurants, exciting water sports activities and interesting hideaways.

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Visiting Bournemouth by Train

To get to Bournemouth, you can take the Southwest service from London Waterloo station or several other locations across the South coast, such as Poole or Weymouth. Cross-Country trains coming from Manchester via Birmingham New Street station terminate at Bournemouth. There are also several other trains arriving at Bournemouth railway station coming from other cities, such as Newcastle and Nottingham.

Bournemouth is small enough to easily walk around. If you don’t fancy walking, there are local bus services that will take you to some of the most famous attractions in town. Many tourists head to Bournemouth for its beach. The beach’s golden shoreline is seven miles long and lined with thousands of deckchairs and 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 to drop by 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 also hosts and showcases interesting artwork by local and international artists.

There are also heritage railways in Bournemouth that are worth checking out. The West Cliff Lift Railway and the East Cliff Lift Railway were built in 1908 and are directly connected to the steep but relatively low cliffs of the beach. Other famous landmarks in Bournemouth are the St. Peter’s Church, the Atrium Art Gallery, the Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation and the Central Gardens, an award-winning park.