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Curious About Bournemouth

Curious About BournemouthStarts at West Cliff
Telephone: 0115 9502151


Curious About Bournemouth is a journey of discovery: an exciting glimpse into what makes this glorious seaside town what it is.

Resident or just visiting, you’re bound to spot things you wouldn’t otherwise have noticed.

The two walks can be enjoyed separately, or joined together to form one longer walk, depending upon available time and energy and other distractions that we suggest!

Walk 1: West Cliff to Centre

From the top of a path which zigzags steeply down West Cliff to the beach, take the easier option and stroll past West Clift lift and a famous conference centre, to the entrance to Bournemouth’s fabulous pier. Next it’s up through beautiful gardens beside the River Bourne, past playing areas, and an enormous balloon, before circling round via stunning churches, the Town Hall and more delightful gardens, to end at Bournemouth Square. (1.5 miles / 2.4 kms)

Walk 2: Centre to East Cliff

From Bournemouth Square make your way up the town’s most interesting shopping street before passing a church made famous by Mary Shelley: author of Frankenstein! Next it’s through an unusual arcade to a walk through pine trees, with an outdoor aviary, and the renowned Pavilion. Finally, end your walk atop East Cliff, with stunning views to the pier, Poole in the distance, and out to the open sea. (1 mile / 1.6 kms)

Have fun and stay curious...

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It may be worth checking out Curious About Bournemouth's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.

We do strongly suggest you contact Curious About Bournemouth before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Opening Details:
Our walks are self guided, so can be done whenever you like and in your own time!


"I'm hungry"

Curious About Bournemouth passes numerous shops, kiosks and cafes.

"Can I have one of those?"

If you enjoyed your day out, why not try another Curious About walk? Choose from over 50 towns and cities (local ones include Dorchester, Southampton and Salisbury) all available to buy or download from our website. Remember you only pay one set of postage, regardless of how many booklets you buy. If you’d like a personalised walk for an event, please contact us at

"i need a wee"

Public toilets are available on the way.


"are we there yet?"

Curious About Bournemouth can be easily accessed by train or bus and there are several signed public car parks near the start of the walk. any top tips?

Buggies, prams and wheelchairs can negotiate their way safely around the second Curious About Bournemouth route, however there are several sets of steps on the first walk. It’s outdoors, so look out for the weather forecast, but there are plenty of great places to dive into, if you need some shelter!

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:
£4.99 for a download, or £5.50 plus P and P for a pre printed booklet.
Groups please email us for volume discounts on
We are a Children’s University accredited supplier.


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Curious About BournemouthStarts at West Cliff
Telephone: 0115 9502151