East Cliff Lift Railway
Underwater tunnels bring you eye-to-eye with mean-looking sharks, massive moray eels and giant turtles in watery worlds ranging from Key...
Dorset's extraordinary World Heritage Jurassic Coast starts some 5 miles west of Bournemouth at the chalk Old Harry Rocks. These 2½ hour...
Sixty Million Postcards
An indie crowd inhabits this quirky drinking den, where worn wooden floors and fringed lampshades frame events ranging from DJ sets...
A firm favourite with Bournemouth's foodie crowd, this bustling eatery delivers both award-winning dishes and the best views in town....
Lonely Planet review
This ostentatious mix of Italianate villa and Scottish baronial pile was built at the end of the 1800s for Merton and Annie Russell-Cotes as somewhere to showcase the remarkable range of souvenirs gathered on their world travels. Look out for a plaster version of the Parthenon frieze, Maori woodcarvings and Persian tiles. Paintings include those by Rossetti, Edwin Landseer and William Frith.