Day: July 16, 2020

The best hotels in Bournemouth

Victorian splendour awaits in Bournemouth: iStock
Victorian splendour awaits in Bournemouth: iStock

Bournemouth was a favourite seaside haunt of the Victorians, and today it’s still near the top of the list for Brits looking for a brilliant beach break when the sun is shining. Its wide, sweeping yellow soft-sand beach is the main draw, and the pier that slices down its centre offers a wonderful combination of classic seaside arcades and a modern adventure complex, complete with a zipline that lands on the sand and an indoor climbing centre.

Directly behind the seafront is the Lower Gardens, where a bandstand provides a jolly score to a

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