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Rejuvenating Upton’s Fire Damaged Heathland

Last week we met up with Dorset Wildlife Trust in Upton to clear a fire-damaged area of heath land. In August 2008 the blaze affected two hectares of heather, gorse, trees and destroyed many habitats. Image credit: bournemouthecho.co.uk Image credit: bournemouthecho.co.uk The area was uninhabitable due to the fire damage. Work now begins to get…

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Bournemouth’s Oil Rig: Searching for Fortune

Bournemouth’s Oil Rig: Searching for Fortune Bournemouth’s new addition to the sea-sky-line is causing quite a stir. ‘Oil Rig Ensco 72’ is dominating Poole Bay with it’s 500m exclusion zone and 1800m deep well being drilled into the sea. It’s not the first time there has been an attempt to find oil in Bournemouth –…

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It’s National Love Your Pet Day!

National Love Your Pet Day: how are you celebrating? We are a nation of pet lovers and today, February 20th, marks a day of annual celebration of your beloved companion. Image credit: pixeltalks.net According to statistics in 2018, 45 per cent of the UK population own a pet which has increased five per cent since…

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Beryl: The New Bike Share Concept in Bournemouth

Beryl: The New Bike Share Concept in Bournemouth As a visitor of Bournemouth, getting around town to see the sights and sounds is essential. Whether you’re planning a visit to the tropical gardens or explore the seven miles of glorious beaches, we have good news as soon you’ll be able to rent one of these…

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7 Events in Bournemouth this February

7 Events in Bournemouth this February 1. Professor Brian Cox Live  What is it about? Brian Cox is a Professor of Particle Physics and well-known personality on our televisions. He has presented programmes such as Horizon, Wonders of Life and Forces of Nature. Professor Cox is now touring the country and promises to take audiences to…

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Dorset named the most popular county in the country!

It’s Official! Dorset named the most popular county in England ❤ Bournemouth Echo: According to research carried out by YouGov of the most popular counties, Dorset came in joint first place with Devon. Out of more than 42,000 people asked for their opinions about 47 English counties, 92 per cent of people said they liked…

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The Summer isn’t over until we say so! ☀

Our Latest Luxury Home … The Haven Paddle in the sea, relax on the sand and walk up through the leafy chine to find this peaceful hideaway, aptly named – The Haven. The warm colours and wooden floors create a cosy, family vibe and will only create the best memories that you will talk about…

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7 Things to do in Bournemouth this Summer

Bournemouth is an incredible coastal city that combines stunning sights, with amazing activities sure to provide a thrilling vacation for you and your family. With seven miles of golden beach to explore, and countless hours of sunshine to enjoy on your summer days, it might be hard for you to decide what you should do…

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Where in Dorset?

Where in Dorset?

You may have lived in Dorset all of your life: you may know it like the back of your hand-but can you guess where these four photos were taken, with the help of these cryptic clues?   1. Black bears are normally known for their ferocity; however, this chap is quite refined, having appeared on…

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Visit Bournemouth Beaches This Summer

Do you have the January blues?  It’s that time of year when we all turn our thoughts to the summer holidays!  Are you in the mood for a vacation experience that’s beautiful, tropical, exciting, and close to home? Check out Bournemouth beaches this summer. Long regarded as one of the most beautiful and thrilling locations…

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5 REASONS TO GET MARRIED IN BOURNEMOUTH

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, let’s talk romance!  Your wedding is one of the most memorable days of your life – so why not make sure that you host it in one of the most stunning locations in the UK. Bournemouth is the jewel of the Southern Coast, acting as a rich cultural…

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Active Holidays in Bournemouth This New Year

Looking forward to a holiday in Bournemouth this new year but want to make sure that you don’t waste your days simply soaking up the atmosphere? There are plenty of options out there to satisfy all your new years resolutions to stay active. Whether you simply stroll along the Bournemouth beach and collect some shells…

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Bournemouth Through a Polaroid Lens

Bournemouth Through a Polaroid Lens   Perhaps a little dated, maybe even obsolete now that we carry a high-spec camera phone in our pockets every day; but the Polaroid camera can make photographs look retro and stunning. Bournemouth needs little help when it comes to looking wonderful but through the lens of an instant film…

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Airbnb’s 2017 Best Holiday Destinations

Can you guess what city is it?  “Airbnb has seen a whopping 353% increase in searches for this location..” A spokesperson for Airbnb said: “An unusually warm microclimate, dramatic seascapes, and a buzzing nightlife of clubs and casinos make this city a tempting destination this year.” Bournemouth has been named as the second highest trending…

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Top Tips for Renting Self-Catering Apartments in Bournemouth this Christmas

Why struggle to cramp your entire family into a single hotel room for a Bournemouth holiday adventure this Christmas, when you could get all the comfort and home delights you need from a self-catering apartment instead? Self-catering holiday apartments are a great way to combine luxury and affordability on your next vacation. Designed to give…

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Finding Bournemouth Last-Minute Holiday Deals

Usually, the best way to save yourself some money, and a considerable amount of stress when booking and arranging a family holiday, is to plan well in advance. Unfortunately, for some of us, there simply isn’t an opportunity to plan ahead. For instance, you might find yourself with a last-minute spot of vacation time at…

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The Ghost Village of Tyneham

In November 1943, with the preparations for D-Day being meticulously planned and practiced, The War Office requisitioned 7,500 acres in the Dorset countryside for use primarily as a tank range. This newly acquired land contained the rural village of Tyneham. With 28 days’ notice, the 250 residents were told by letter from C. H. Miller…

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I’m a celebrity, get me to Bournemouth!

The town is beautiful: we all know that. Its buzzing nightlife, wonderful culture and gritty heritage make it one of the best towns in Britain, but did you know that many famous faces also thought of Bournemouth as their home? With ITV’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Finally upon us, here’s a…

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Shop Till’ You Drop in Bournemouth

Looking for an incredible shopping experience that comes alongside an amazing cultural adventure? Head out for a trip to Bournemouth for your next vacation. Bournemouth offers those with an eye for style an incredible and unique shopping experience, combining amazing boutique businesses, to large chain stores, and family-owned shops.   If you’re hoping to find something…

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Enjoying Bournemouth with the Family: The Perfect Family Destination

When it comes to making memories with the family, there’s nothing like an incredible group vacation. Though there are countless great places that you can visit across the UK, Bournemouth has a unique selection of activities to enjoy and views to explore that ultimately make it one of the most appealing destinations for any family…

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