Plan Your Visit

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Getting here

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A shining star.

By Bus and Coach

There are plenty of coach providers offering great prices on travel to and from Bournemouth. National Express coaches arrive in the heart of Bournemouth, right next to the train station, where taxis and local buses are waiting to take you to your hotel, the town centre or seafront!

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By Train

Bournemouth is well served by the National Rail with three local railway stations – the main Bournemouth station, Pokesdown to the east and Branksome to the west. There is an excellent train service to and from various locations around the UK, as well as a fast service from London Waterloo in as little as 97 minutes.


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Feature tree all lit up with visitors walking through
A pink star decoration.

By Air

A choice of scheduled and charter services are available from Bournemouth airport, and others in the region, to a wide range of short and long haul destinations – including a new link to the North West of England. Access to London’s Heathrow and Gatwick Airports is easy and convenient from Bournemouth by train or by coach.

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By Car

Bournemouth is easily accessible by car. You can find out more about parking in Bournemouth by visiting the car parking webpage on





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Bournemouth is well known for its great variety of hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and self catering options situated along our stunning coastline. You’ll find luxury international hotel groups, national chains, beautiful boutique hotels, independent and family friendly hotels and guest houses, budget friendly hotels, a great choice of self catering options and caravan and camping parks along our neighbouring coastline and countryside.

Why not book a weekend away to explore Christmas Tree Wonderland, coastal villages and surrounding areas?

Food & Drink

The Alpine Market offers a wide selection of Christmas treats, including traditional favourites stollen and mulled wine, but if you are looking for a full dining experience Bournemouth has something to offer for all tastes. We’ve got award winning restaurants, trendy cocktail bars and fast food chains around the town so you can wine and dine by the sea in luxury, style and comfort.

Shopping in Bournemouth


Get ready to shop in Bournemouth! Throughout the Christmas Tree Wonderland celebrations there are a host of fantastic shops and the wonderland Alpine Market, to purchase that perfect seasonal gift, and an array of restaurants, cafes and bars to stop for a snack or much deserved meal.




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