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About Curious About Bournemouth

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 Gardens (1.5 miles/1.5 hours, Not Wheelchair/Pushchair Friendly)

From the top of a path which zig-zags steeply down West Cliff to the beach, take the easier option and stroll past West Cliff lift and a famous conference centre to the front of Bournemouth’s fabulous pier. Next it’s up through beautiful gardens beside the River Bourne, past areas where you can play or rest, before circling around stunning churches and the Town Hall, to end in yet more delightful, gorgeous and historic gardens.

Walk 2: Town Centre to The Sea (1 mile/1 hour/Wheelchair and buggy friendly)

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 down by the sea, with fresh air, sandcastles, beach huts, deckchairs, fish & chips and lots of fun!

Have fun and stay curious...

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You'll get:

- An 18-page mobile download (pdf) of two self-guided walks

- Full instructions,

- A map with the routes and places of interest marked on,

- Detailed directions

- Clues (with answers if needed, including 5 pictures to find along the way)

- Interesting snippets about the history of the location and the people and events that have shaped it

- Ideas for other things to see and do on the way

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Opening Times

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

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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
  • Child (4-17) : £7.49

 £7.49 for a instant download (print at home or view on device)

£7.99 +P&P for a printed booklet sent to you first class.

One printed booklet/instant download is recommended for up to four people.

Use code DOWTK25 at checkout from our website for 25% off when you spend over £12.

Book in advance for cheapest tickets

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No, there is no parking.

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Contact Details

Starts at West Cliff Green (Top of the Zig Zag path)

The booklet also provides a precise What3Words location to pinpoint the start more accurately.

Tel: 07717763063

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