Areas : Chineland
Saturday 18th November 2017

Sea frontBoscombe

Boscombe is a suburb of Bournemouth and thrived with the growth of the English seaside holiday. It developed rapidly from a small village into a seaside resort alongside Bournemouth after the first Boscombe pier was opened in 1889. Between the wars……

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bournemouth-areasBournemouth

In the twelfth century the region around the mouth of the River Bourne was part of the Hundred of Holdenhurst. The hundred later became the Liberty of Westover when it was also extended to include,……

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Branksome Park

The Branksome Estate before development was a desolate place: “A tract of dark heathland”, wild, barren, and open. Bona fide travelers hurried across it to Poole or to Christchurch……

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Brownsea-IslandBrownsea Island

Brownsea Island is the largest island in Poole Harbour and the first records of inhabitants on the Island occurred in the 9th century, when a small chapel and hermitage were built by monks……

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High-streetCanford Cliffs

It was perhaps the wildness of the area that kept Canford Cliffs undeveloped for so long. The rugged empty coastline was long the hunt of smugglers, and when Captain Simpson arrived the only traces of man’s…………

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Priory

Christchurch

At the eastern end of ‘Chineland’ is the pretty historic town of Christchurch. Its unique location, at the confluence of the rivers Stour and Avon…………
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ilneedlesairlargeIsle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is roughly diamond-shaped and covers an area of 380 km2. Slightly more than half of the island, mainly in the west, is designated as the Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding………………

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Jurrasic-Coast-3Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast is England’s first World Heritage Site. It covers 95 miles of coastline from East Devon to Dorset immediately West of Chineland. The Jurassic Coast consists of Triassic (200-250 million years old), Jurassic (200 – 145 million years old) and……….
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Lilliput

“Lilliput” is a name that has puzzled and intrigued generations of its inhabitants. Poole Council at one time slyly asserted that Jonathan Swift lived there while he was writing “Gulliver’s Travels”, which………..

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New-ForestNew Forest

The New Forest was created as a royal forest by William I in about 1079 for the royal hunt, mainly of deer. It was created at the expense of more than 20 small hamlets and isolated……….

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PoolePoole

Human settlement in Poole dates back to before the Iron Age. The earliest recorded use of the town’s name was in the 12th century when the town began to emerge as an important port, prospering with the introduction of the….

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SONY DSCSandbanks

Sandbanks is a small peninsula projecting into the mouth of Poole Harbour which is the second largest natural harbour in the world after Sydney. It is well known for the highly regarded SandbanksBeach and property values. Sandbanks has, by area, the fourth…….

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cc4-dSouthbourne

Southbourne is a suburb of Bournemouth. It is the most easterly part of the Borough of Bournemouth, situated between Boscombe and Christchurch. The area was previously known as Stourfield. Strictly, Southbourne
refers to the area near to the coast; areas further inland are…….

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Swanage-Bay

Swanage

Although not part of the ‘Chineland’ coastal area, Swanage is only a short distance away via the Sandbanks ferry and offers access to the stunning views and walks along the Jurassic coast originating from Durlston Country Park ……
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WelcomeWestbourne

Westbourne is an affluent residential and shopping area of BournemouthDorset. It is located in between Branksome and the centre of Bournemouth. This small town is………

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