Bournemouth City Guide
Bournemouth is a popular seaside resort which caters for
all types of visitors. The sea front is covered with large
villas and hotels while many shops, amusement parks, night
clubs and casinos can be found in the city.
Bournemouth is well known for its beautiful gardens. The
city is full of many green parks and flower beds, such as
Compton Acres and the Pavilion Rock Garden. It is a truly
magnificent place to visit in the springtime.
The town has two notable museums. The Russell-Cotes museum
which has beautiful displays of butterflies and moths, porcelain,
oriental art and period rooms. The large collection of Japanese
art was given to the museum by Sir Merton Russell-Cotes,
a former Lord Mayor. At the Bournemouth Exhibition Centre
see the huge dinosaur safari display.
Just north east of Bournemouth is the small town of Knoll
Gardens. Six acres of beautiful gardens are here complete
with ponds, waterfalls, streams and thousands of exotic
plants collected from all over the world.