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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  • Alum Chine   (1.1 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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  • Bournemouth   (0.9 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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  • Bournemouth   (1.0 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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    Self-catering apartment in the Alum Chine area of Bournemouth, ideal for a couple or young family. Close to a Blue Flag beach. Spa and laundry facilities on site. Parking.
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  • Alum Chine   (1.0 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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    Apartment in Bournemouth, by a Blue Flag beach and a children's play area. Ideal family accommodation. Spa and nail bar on-site. Designated parking. Short breaks available.
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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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  • Bournemouth   (1.2 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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    Modern Bournemouth cottage with enclosed garden with patio area & barbecue. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath/ shower rooms, free Wi-Fi & off road parking. Off peak short breaks. Dog friendly.
     
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  • Bournemouth   (0.4 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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    Stylish contemporary studio apartment in Bournemouth within a converted Victorian carriage house. Wifi, twin bedroom, parking & shared garden. Short walk from beach. Sleeps 2.
     
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  • Bournemouth   (0.5 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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    Open plan second floor apartment in Bournemouth, a few minutes' walk from the beach and town centre with onsite parking, shared gardens and an outdoor heated pool. Sleeps 4.
     
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  • Bournemouth   (0.4 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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    Family friendly Bournemouth apartment set a ten minute walk from the beach. Off road parking, free Wi-Fi, cot & high chair provided. Short breaks available. No pets.
     
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