Bournemouth 5 Days - Devon Towers Hotel
Bournemouth is superbly situated on the sunny South coast on top of spectacular cliffs which look down upon miles of golden sand. It is probably Britain's most international resort. Stroll through the splendid gardens or browse through the remarkable selection of shops. The town is full of flowers and there are beautifully manicured parks and gardens. The delightful "chines", small valleys in the cliffs, offer shady groves leading to the shore. The Lower Gardens and Central Gardens in particular provide a lush green contrast to the nearby beach. There are many outstanding attractions including museums, an art gallery, two piers and a wealth of evening entertainment ranging from classical music to top name summer shows.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Weymouth & Portland
Made popular by George III whose statue stands on the promenade, Weymouth boasts a lovely curving bay with soft sands./nThe Tudor ruins of Sandsfoot castle are set in Victorian formal gardens. At the eastern end of Weymouth lies RSPB Lodmoor bird reserve./nWeymouth museum is open most days with minimal entry fees, and explores the maritime history of Weymouth and Portland./nPortland is an explorer’s island, probably best known for Portland Bill and the famous lighthouse./nThe remains of Sandsfoot Castle, dating back to 1539, can be seen in the 19th century breakwater of Portland harbour./nThe Governor’s Garden contains an impressive circular amphitheatre for 200 people and is made from the local stone. /n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area. /nDon't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.
Day 4 - Salisbury & Shaftesbury
Salisbury cathedral has a 400ft spire, the world’s oldest working clock from 1386, and an original copy of the Magna Carta. /nEngland's largest Cathedral Close is flanked by the Bishop’s Palace and the National Trust's Mompesson House (entry fee applies)./nSalisbury has a permanent indoor market and an outdoor market most Tuesdays./nMade famous by the Hovis advertisement of the 1970's, picturesque Shaftesbury has a traditional feel with many independent shops./nGold Hill Museum is located at the top of Gold Hill in a traditional sandstone cottage (free admission, seasonal opening)./nThe Abbey Museum is on the site of a Benedictine Saxon nunnery founded by King Alfred in 888AD (entry fee applies)./n
Day 5 - Return Travel
Devon Towers Hotel
Ideally situated on the West Cliff, the Devon Towers hotel in Bournemouth is a short walk from the sea front, International Centre, shops and pier. This hotel is popular among visitors who enjoy coach holidays to Bournemouth for the beautiful sandy shores. All 60 bedrooms are either centrally heated or provided with electric heating and all have private bath or shower and WC. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and TV with radio channels. There is an attractive entrance lounge, delightful bar lounge with TV, restaurant and spacious entertainment room with dance floor where entertainment is provided most evenings. There is a lift to all floors.