The Lampeter Hotel has one of the best locations in Bournemouth. It is ideally situated in a quiet town centre cul-de-sac, away from the hustle and bustle of traffic.
There are many attractions and facilities within walking distance of The Lampeter Hotel, including the BIC, the Oceanarium, the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, the Bournemouth Tourism Information Centre, Bournemouth Pier, and of course the beaches, gardens, cinemas and main shopping centre. You may also be interested in Discover Dorset.
The New Forest is an area of southern Hampshire which includes beautiful tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest. The New Forest is within easy driving distance from Bournemouth but there are also excellent bus and train links. There is plenty to see and do whether it is exploring the smart market towns of Lymington or Ringwood, exploring the open forest around Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst or perhaps visiting the delightful historic village of Beaulieu.
Christchurch’s unique location at the confluence of the rivers Stour and Avon and on the shores of its own spectacular natural harbour makes it the perfect place to relax and unwind. Visit Christchurch Priory and the ruins of Christchurch Castle to discover the fascinating history of the town or enjoy a stroll along the river at the picturesque quayside. The town quay lies in the upper reaches of the Christchurch harbour which is flanked by Mudeford Quay to the north and Mudeford Sandbank to the south. Mudeford has an intriguing history of smuggling over the centuries and the picturesque quay is still the focal point of the local fishing industry. Mudeford sand bank and the dramatic headland of Hengistbury Head offer panoramic views of the Isle of Wight to the east and the Purbecks to the west. The unspoilt beaches are great for watersports, swimming and body boarding or for just lazing around and the headland is an outstanding site for wildlife and archaeology.
To the west of Bournemouth lies the Isle of Purbeck and Dorset’s famous Jurassic coastline. The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site and spectacular sites such as Old Harry Rocks, Lulworth cove and Durdle Door are a just a short drive away. Alternatively a regular open top bus service runs from Bournemouth town centre, across the entrance of Poole harbour in the exclusive sandbanks area of Poole, to the beautiful seaside town of Swanage. This bus service also serves the village of Corfe Castle where you can explore the ruined Castle or simply enjoy a cream tea in the tearooms!