Why Not Holiday In Brilliant Bournemouth

By on January 26, 2013

Within the current economic climate, more and more people are deciding to holiday at home, or have a “staycation” as it has come to be known. Many former staples of the British holiday that were thought to be dead are now seeing a steady revival of their former glories. With this in mind, why not holiday in Bournemouth this year? The capital of Dorset offers a huge range of fantastic things to do and see, with fun, fulfilling activities available to all types of people. Here, you’ll find the top things to do in brilliant Bournemouth.

#3 Oceanarium
Located at Pier Approach Bournemouth, the seaside towns Oceanarium will allow you to get face to face with some of the worlds’ marine life. From sharks to dolphins and otters to sea turtles, you will have a wonderful time with fascinating creatures from all over the globe. Bournemouth Oceanarium is an interactive experience, which gives you the chance to watch feeding demonstrations, listen to informative talks, play touch screen games and walk through underwater tunnels. All of these things give you a unique view into the lives and habits of these underwater animals, which is why Bournemouth Oceanarium is not to be missed.

#2 Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum
For those that enjoy absorbing a little culture on holiday, The Russell-Cotes Gallery and Museum is the place to be. It was built between the years 1897-1901, and was one of the last stately homes to be constructed in Britain. Today, it is used to display some of the world’s finest art and historic findings. Its collection of Japanese art is displayed in the Japanese Gallery, overlooking the Japanese Garden. It is known to be the only museum in the world that has commissioned its own Manga (a Japanese graphic novel) which illustrates the journeys of Sir Merton Russell-Cotes through Japan in the late 19th Century. In terms of historic artefacts, the museum holds many famous pieces, collected by the Lord and Lady of the house on their travels. From Buddhist skull drums, to the axe that is said to have beheaded Mary Queen of Scots, there is a plethora of bizarre and fascinating relics for you to feast your eyes upon.

#1 Bournemouth Beach
The real highlight of this seaside town is its famous beach. With a host of activities to partake in, Bournemouth Beach could easily be the location for an entire holiday of fun and frivolities. Why not sign up to Sorted Surf School and hone your skills on the crashing waves? Alternatively, you could rent a beach hut and while away the sunny hours in your hut from home. Bournemouth is actually the birth place of the beach hut, where they were invented in 1908, and still rent out the oldest in the world. Dive into the fresh, salty water of Bournemouth Beach to have a splash, with a huge selection of water sports providing fun for all the family.

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