San Remo Towers (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lodekka/5647396280/)

San Remo Towers

Bournemouth has more than its fair share of listed buildings and places of architectural interest, even parks (the Lower, Central and Upper Gardens are Grade II listed and include the famous rockery!)! Most of Bournemouth’s buildings date from Edwardian and Victorian times, with plenty of Art Deco-inspired grand buildings too, though there are a few which date from the earlier 18th century. Listed buildings include the Bournemouth Pavilion, hotels (The Royal Bath and Royal Exeter to name but two), many churches including their tombs and cemeteries (Wimborne Road Cemetery has a listed garden), and even Central Station's telephone kiosks. Other historic landmarks include the water tower, bus depot and pillar boxes - Bournemouth’s history is all around to marvel.

The Art Deco Odeon (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lodekka/5647396280/)

The Art Deco Odeon

Bournemouth, in common with many other seaside towns, is well known for its prevalent Art Deco style of architecture. The Cumberland Hotel is a good example of a ‘boutique’ Art Deco building on the seafront, or take a look at the former Evening Echo building (now the Print Room bar and brasserie), as well as Beacon House, the West or the bingo hall on Holdenhurst Road. San Remo Towers are particularly impressive – built in 1935-8 in a Spanish style. During World War II they housed an anti-aircraft gun. In addition to listed buildings, Bournemouth also has a fair few blue plaques scattered round its centre and outskirts, with plaques erected to commemorate famous figures such as JRR Tolkein, Tony Hancock and Mary Shelley.

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  • Bournemouth   (0.4 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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  • Boscombe   (1.6 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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  • East Cliff   (0.5 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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    Macmillan hotel in Bournemouth, with disabled facilities and an onsite nurse. Free local daytrips, large lawn garden and 24/7 room service. Free WiFi, ample onsite parking.
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  • Alum Chine   (1.1 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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    Welcoming hotel in Alum Chine, Bournemouth just 200 metres from the sea with ground floor rooms, discounts for senior citizens. Pets welcome. Licensed bar, parking & beach hut hire
     
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  • Bournemouth   (0.4 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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    Contemporary studio apartment in Bournemouth's West Cliff area set a short walk from the Upper & Lower Gardens. Great accommodation for adults. Shared gardens & sun balcony.
     
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  • Bournemouth   (1.1 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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  • Bournemouth   (1.1 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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    Luxury contemporary holiday home in the Alum Chine area of Bournemouth, 5 minutes' walk from sandy beaches with free WiFi, underfloor heating, garden and patio. Sleeps 8.
     
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    Stylish open plan apartment in the Alum Chine area of Bournemouth, a short walk from beaches & town centre amenities with secure underground parking, balcony & free WiFi. Sleeps 4.
     
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