Bournemouth Oceanarium – fantastic marine attraction

23 March 2008

While Bournemouth and nearby Poole have a long association with the sea (it helps being one of the UK’s most formative seaside holiday destinations!) – for those looking for a more detailed investigation of marine life Bournemouth’s Oceanarium is hard to beat. Based directly opposite Bournemouth’s famous pier on west beach, the Oceanarium features a [...]

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Purbeck’s Blue pool Dorset’s hidden gem

22 March 2008

Up the road from Corfe Castle, off the A31, is the scenic Dorset gem the Blue Pool at Furzebrook which every year attracts thousands of visitors. The pool is set in a clay bowl in the Purbeck hills. The pool is known for its often turquoise colour, this is due to the clay held in [...]

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Alum Chine one of Bournemouths best beaches

13 January 2008

For those who want the combination of Bournemouth’s sandy beaches and sea views but without the mass of tourists that congregate around the towns main beach – Alum Chinen is one of Bournemouth’s hidden gems. Situated about a mile and half from the pier up the coast towards Poole, Alum Chine still features the great [...]

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Lulworth cove – experience Dorset’s Gem

09 January 2008

Situated a few miles to the south west of Wareham, Lulworth Cove is one of Dorset’s hidden gems. A fantastic natural “shell shaped” cove, Lulworth offers not only great pebble beaches, but some of the most idyllic cliff top walks that you’ll find in Dorset. Lulworth cove, part of the world heritage Jurassic coastline, is [...]

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Deer spotting in the New Forest

07 January 2008

One of the best sites in the New Forest is the wild Deer that roam in certain parts of the heath land. There are a couple of breeds of deer within the Forest including Roe, Fallow and Red Deer can be spotted (the Red Deer however are scarce). One of the best spots for watching [...]

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Burley – a hidden New Forest gem

06 January 2008

A few miles of the A31 towards Bournemouth lies Burley – a picturesque village perhaps archetypical of those that you would expect to find in the idyllic part of the New Forest. Nestling in the heart of the forest Burley lies between both the heathland and forest and as such is a popular target for [...]

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Best places to see ponies in the New Forest

05 January 2008

One of the most popular things to do in the New Forest is to go pony spotting – New Forest Ponies are prevalent throughout the New Forest but can be seen in larger numbers in certain areas. Driving? Well for our first Pony spotting option try heading past Southampton on the M27 – onto the [...]

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New Forest Ponies

05 January 2008

One thing that you can’t fail to spot as you drive through parts of Hampshire and into Dorset is the expanse that is the New Forest. The new forest is an area of pasture and heathland that stretches roughly from Southampton to Ringwood and north into parts of Wiltshire. One of the most striking things [...]

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Stapehill Abbey

30 September 2007

Situated on outskirts of Dorset town of Ferndown, Stapehill Abbey dating back to the 19th Century is now well regarded for it’s peacefull gardens. The award winning gardens are open throughout the year and offer a variety of plants and colour. If your in the area and are lovers of countrystyle cottage gardens adorned with [...]

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Fishing from Bournemouth Pier

23 September 2007

Bournemouth Pier first appeared (by means of a wooden jetty in the 1850′s) and has in it’s various guises remained a popular tourist attraction ever since – with it’s variety of amusement arcades, theatre and cafe’s it’s symbolic of the postcard sea-side trade – and on a warm August day – visitors may find obtaining [...]

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