Visit Bournemouth! Flower-filled, park-dotted Bournemouth is filled with an abundance of architecture inherited from those arbiters of taste, Victoria and her son, Edward. This south coast resort at the doorstep of the New Forest is a true city in a garden.
Bournemouth's most distinguished feature is its chines - narrow, shrub-filled, steep-sided ravines along the coastline. Bournemouth, along with neighboring Poole and Christchurch, forms the largest urban area in the south of England.
It makes a good base for exploring a historically rich part of England; on its outskirts are the New Forest, Salisbury, Winchester, and the Isle of Wight.