January 22, 2019

Several Reasons to Visit Bournemouth

Several reasons to visit Bournemouth

Bournemouth Beckons

One of the questions I’m frequently asked is why one would want to visit Dorset and take a weekend break in Bournemouth? Well, where does one begin?  Not only is Dorset home to 95 miles of spectacular Jurassic coastline which dates back an incredible 185 million years but also there’s stunning Durdle Door next to beautiful Lulworth Cove and acres upon acres of rolling countryside.  In addition to all of that, again in 2011 our sandy Bournemouth beaches have retained their International Blue Flag award status presented for the highest standards of water quality, cleanliness and safety.   Enjoying some time down on the Eastcliff beaches with friends and family is a favourite pastime for my entire family and one which I particularly relish, not only during the summer months but also on into the autumn and winter when the sea and sky have changed their mood along with the seasons.

Lazy Relaxing Days in Dorset

Feeling at home and thoroughly spoilt is also something I’d like our guest to experience and remember when they visit us.   From the moment you arrive at the Langtry Manor I want you to feel that you can leave all thoughts of everyday life behind and spend a few days of rejuvenating relaxation with every need being taken care of by our gracious staff.  The most bothersome burden of your day should be what you’d like to feast on each mealtime during your long weekend break in Bournemouth, and just how you’d like to spend your time whilst here.

I find another perfectly laid-back day out and within an easy 20-minute drive of the Langtry is a visit to the beautiful New Forest.   I sometimes take an afternoon off to lap up the splendour of the gorgeous countryside of this untouched region of Dorset and then stop off at Rhinefield House for a delicious lunch sitting beside the pond, or perhaps a welcoming country pub where I’ll while away the afternoon as the New Forest ponies wander aimlessly munching on grass or sleeping by the roadside as the world passes them by.  You may however just prefer a spot of afternoon tea that beckons from our quiet garden at the Langtry and then you can return to the delightful splendour and comfort of your cosy four-poster bedroom for a short slumber before dinner and the evenings’ entertainment.

Evening Extravaganza’s

Evening festivities are also high on the list of things to do in Bournemouth where we welcome international musicians and bands as well as International Ballet companies and Opera stars to the Bournemouth International Centre and The Pavilion every month of the year.  Upcoming highlights include Adele, Dolly Parton, Bob Dylan, The Specials, Duran Duran and Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra (a must see for those who have not yet experienced the greatness of Jools Holland) and then there’s also the marvellous Moscow Ballet to enjoy.   Both venues are just a 10 minute drive from the Langtry so you’ll be comfortably settled in your seats awaiting the start of the show in no time at all.

So as you can see, there is much to do and see here in our little piece of paradise by the sea.  Whether you’re looking for peace and relaxation or a little energising nightlife it is all here waiting for you in Bournemouth and at the Langtry Manor!

About Tara

Managing Director of the Langtry Manor Hotel in Bournemouth. My interest are skiing and travel. Read more about Tara