What is it? Gorgeous gardens within a stone’s throw of the main retail centre. Swap shopping for sniffing flowers and Twitter for real tweeters.
Why go? We could argue all day about which is better – the lower gardens, the upper gardens or the central gardens. All three probably deserve a space on the list, but we’ve gone with the Lower Gardens – firstly because they’re so easy to access, and because they’ve got an aviary. So when you want to remember what a ‘tweet’ originally was, go low.
This isn't Britain's most famous seaside resort, but we promise that the best things to do in Bournemouth are worth the trip here. Come to think of it, Bournemouth isn't even Britain's most famous seaside resort starting with the letter 'B' (that honour has to go to either Brighton or Blackpool). But Bournemouth's less showy charms are exactly what make it a lovely place to pass the time in. A trip to Dorset's coast presents opportunties for visiting Brownsea Island (one of the few places in the UK where you can still see red squirrels), Poole Harbour, Portland Bill lighthouse, the Jurassic Coast, Dorchester... the list is endless. Its sizable student population also makes it a great place to go out in.
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