Bournemouth is the largest holiday resort town on the south coast of England, situated between Poole and Christchurch and about 100 miles to the south west of London. First developed from the early nineteenth century and historically in the county of Hampshire, since the 1974 local government reorganisation, Bournemouth has been officially in the county of Dorset. Its six mile long beach proves a great attraction for tourists, who can choose from a wide range of accommodation and entertainment, with good access to the New Forest and the countryside of Dorset and its neighbouring counties. Places of interest to visitors include the Pavilion, The Winter Gardens, the Pier, the Museum and Art gallery. The town continues to grow with a current population in excess of 160,000. Bournemouth, along with Poole and Christchurch, forms one of the most important retail and commercial centres in the south of England. Traditionally popular with retired people, Bournemouth now houses many students studying at Bournemouth University. Click on a selected area of the map below to see an enlargement.

 Bournemouth Town Map

Map of Bournemouth

Old map of the town of Bournemouth circa 1950

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Bournemouth Map

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