Studying in Bournemouth gives students a fantastic opportunity to visit the beautiful local area, with places that have millions of years of history and vast landscapes. Below we have listed 5 places you should visit when studying in Bournemouth.
Christchurch is a medieval town near to Bournemouth, home to a beautiful natural harbour and award winning beaches, which attract over 1.5 million visitors a year. The historic Priory Church and Castle Ruins offer a glimpse into the past of this seventh century town.
- Corfe Castle
Corfe Castle is an 11th century ruin standing at the top of Corfe Village on the Isle of Purbeck. It was built by William the Conqueror, as one of the earliest castles built partly using stone (instead of earth and timber) which represented its high status. Now owned by the National Trust, Corfe Castle receives around 250,000 visitors every year.
- Lulworth Cove
Lulworth Cove is a white pebble beach that has formed over thousands of years, with clear sea waters that have made it a popular destination for over 500,000 visitors every year. It was formed over 10,000 years ago due to powerful erosion from the sea, resulting in a beautiful sheltered bay, Lulworth Cove, recognised as one of the Seven Wonders of the South Coast.
- Moors Valley
Moors Valley Country Park and Forest is located in Dorset on the border of Hampshire. It is a beautiful setting for a scenic cycle ride or walk. The park has an adventure play area, a tree top walkway, a visitor centre and restaurant. It is a great day out!
- New Forest
New Forest National Park is 150 square miles, well known for its heathland, forest trails and wild ponies. It’s a peaceful setting for a long scenic walk where you can see many different rare birds and mammals. The local traditional village Burley offers a range of pubs and gifts shops that you can visit – buy something to take home as a memento!