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Sunny Bournemouth is and has been for many years, famous for its long sandy beaches, parks, gardens and traditional yet diverse range of cafés and restaurants which has served as an attraction to thousands over the years.

A definite all-rounder, the city boasts of great accommodation, exceptional entertainment, water sports facilities and beautiful gardens. A perfect place for people of all ages to discover, whether you are visiting with family, partner or just a short get away alone Bournemouth is the best place to rediscover yourself and the Earth's natural beauty.

Trains to Bournemouth are available daily throughout Britain. Although Bournemouth is mainly known for its port, the city also has a well-established rail network which allows people to come and visit all year around.

Trains to Bournemouth are served at the following station;

Cheap train tickets to Bournemouth are available when you book in advance online.

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Cheap train tickets to Bournemouth

If you know that you are travelling to Bournemouth ahead of time you have a great chance of securing a cheap train ticket because you can plan and book in advance. This type of ticket is called an Advance ticket. You can book cheap train tickets up to 12 weeks in advance of departure.

We understand however, that you don't always know exactly which train you want so now you can also buy our great value range of Advance tickets and reserve your seat up to 15 minutes before you board a CrossCountry service, via our website or our Train Ticket app, subject to availability.

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Things to do in Bournemouth

A perfect get away, Bournemouth is a blend of both English heritage with its traditional seaside, cafes and landscapes and modern day attractions, entertainment and shows. Bright Bournemouth is a bustling seaside city which has the best of both worlds and has something to offer everyone. We have a list of the best attractions which we feel are a must - see when you visit Bournemouth.

Christchurch Ski Centre

Pump up the adrenaline and be ready to be whisked off your feet, whether you are a first timer or experienced the ski centre is a great day out full of activities and settings. The centre is open all year around and welcomes people of all ages. A great place to host your event or party, don't miss this exhilarating opportunity to weave yourself in and out of the exciting ski course set amongst a beautiful picturesque landscape.

Adventure Wonderland

An exciting fun filled adventure theme park, a great day for all the family to visit. Primarily aimed towards children up to the age of 12. Visit the Aztec Adventure Play Centre; a huge indoor play centre which will keep the children entertained for hours. With plenty of fun filled activities, games and shows there's plenty to keep you amused throughout the day.

Tombstone of Mary Shelley  

Visit St Peter's Church and see the tombstone of Mary Shelly, author of the gothic novel Frankenstein. St Peter's church also includes unusual paintings and stunning stained glass to enjoy while you're there.  

Compton Acres

Built in the early 20's, Compton Acres is a perfect representation of the English heritage. Captivating gardens, scenic landscapes and a bountiful range of plants, shrubs and trees will have you walking your way through an enchanting world of English countryside. The Compton Acres has a license for civil ceremonies and would be a perfect place to host a wedding, event or party.


The award winning seven mile sandy beach is a perfect place to lounge around whether you're looking to soak up some sun, build sand castles or to energise with water sports Bournemouth beach is guaranteed to leave you feeling refreshed, revived and relaxed. After all, that's what holidays are all about! So bring along your bucket and spade for a great day out at one of the UK's best beaches.

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