Bournemouth - One of England's Most Popular Holiday Destinations
A day at the beach.
Our safe blue flag beaches are the envy of other European resorts, only a short walk from the hotel. Bournemouth Beach - Voted best beach in the UK!
Visit some local attractions
All fired up! - a family friendly attraction, something a little different
The Bournemouth Oceanarium - On the seafront, by the pier
A cruise on the Dorset Belles - Regular departures from the pier, a variety of cruises on offer
Russell Cotes Museum - a short walk from the hotel
Take a walk in our award winning gardens right in the centre of town.
Shop 'til you drop
Enjoy a day wandering around the Bournemouth shops and spend a relaxing lunch at one of our many cafes or restaurants.
A Game of Golf
Bournemouth has many golf courses, most are available on a pay and play basis. See our dedicated golf page for more details.
Visit Poole - Old town and harbour. Poole pottery shop and quay side pubs.
Visit Christchurch - Old town and Priory, take a walk along Mudeford quay or the river Stour (boat hire available)
X-Leisure Poole - Visit Tower Park for the Splashdown leisure pool, 10 pin bowling, cinema multiplex, restaurants and much more.
Skiing - Near Bournemouth!!! Try our local dry ski slope.
Try Quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, karting, paintball - all available locally.
Visit Adventure Wonderland (Theme Park - Near the Airport)
A trip on a Sunseeker - Charter a Sunseeker for an evening or longer, invite some friends and treat them to an experience they won't forget, or just treat yourself.
Visit Sandbanks - Magnificent views of Poole harbour and some of the most expensive real estate in the world.
Take a drive over to Sandbanks via the Sandbanks chain ferry and visit Swanage with its Historic Railway and family friendly Durlston county park. Stop off at Corfe Castle on the way back - a picturesque Dorset village and castle ruin. Look out for re-enactments. Also has a model village to wander around! Drive back through Wareham and Poole. A great tour of the Isle of Purbeck.
The Tank Museum - Bovington (near Wareham)
Beaulieu Motor Museum and Abbey - Cars and history all rolled into one, pretty village as well
Bucklers hard - Picturesque New Forest village and museum, some of Nelsons' fleet were built here, on the banks of the river Beaulieu
Paultons Park - Family theme park
Marwell Zoo - a zoological park within an hours drive
Longleat House & Safari Park - World famous safari park
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Visit the Victory, the Mary Rose and Warrior, also home to the Royal Navy Museum
Explosion - The Naval Firepower Museum in Gosport, near Portsmouth
Visit Dorchester & surrounding area - Dorset's county town. Museums in town and Maiden Castle close by. Visit Thomas Hardy's Birthplace (Hardys Cottage) and Clouds Hill - the rural retreat of T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)
Walks/Villages/Picnics/Ponies in the New Forest
Visit Wimborne - Historic market town (and another model village)
Country Walks in Dorset - around the historic coast or inland, from pub to pub! Visit beautiful villages set in beautiful countryside.
Go motor racing! Want to drive a Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari or Aston Martin? You'll need to book - but an experience not to be forgotten. About an hours drive away. (In a normal family saloon :-))
And that's just to start!
We'll expand this area in weeks and months to come, but you can visit the Queens Hotel safe in the knowledge that there is never a dull moment in Bournemouth. You can find out more from our local tourist board official web site - take a look at www.bournemouth.co.uk
Please note: Some attractions need booking in advance. Contact the operator to avoid disappointment. The Queens Hotel has no connection with any operator and information is provided in good faith.