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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    Travelodge hotel in Bournemouth just over 3 miles from the Airport and station. Easy access to the beach & attractions with free parking, WiFi and double rooms. Restaurant adjacent
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  • Boscombe   (1.4 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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    Charming, family- run Bed and Breakfast in Bournemouth, with free WiFi and onsite parking. Close to the sandy beaches and bustling town centre. Ideal for a great family holiday.
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  • Meyrick Park   (0.6 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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    Immaculate holiday apartments and bungalow in Bournemouth close to beaches and amenities. Ideal for families, couples, business and single occupancy with parking. Sleep 2-5.
     
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  • Bournemouth   (0.5 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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    Modern Bournemouth hotel set close to the seafront with contemporary ensuite rooms, chargeable car parking, bar/ cafe, Wi-Fi service & early check in/ late check out.
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  • Bournemouth   (0.7 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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    Well appointed Bournemouth hotel with great value guest rooms for solo stays, couples, families & groups. Onsite leisure club, function facilities & free Wi-Fi. Pet friendly.
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  • Bournemouth   (0.9 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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    Stylish Bournemouth hotel just minutes from beaches and town centre. Family run and cosy with private parking and all ensuite rooms. Families and group bookings welcome. Free Wi-Fi
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  • Alum Chine   (1.1 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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    Elegant Victorian hotel in Bournemouth just 200 metres from the sea with ground floor rooms, discounts for senior citizens. Pets welcome, Licensed bar & Parking
     
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  • Bournemouth   (0.4 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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    Recently refurbished hotel in Bournemouth. Close to the beach, BIC and town centre. Two styles of room; TravelRest and budget. Families and couples welcome. Free Wi-Fi and parking
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  • Bournemouth   (1.2 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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    Newly refurbished Travelodge hotel in Bournemouth with 'Dreamer' beds, great bar/ cafe, chargeable car parking & Wi-Fi service. Families welcome, pet friendly.
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  • Bournemouth   (0.3 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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    Contemporary fourth floor Bournemouth apartment with limited off road parking, Freeview TV, washing machine & Freeview TV. Off peak short breaks. No pets.
     
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