Located on the south shoreline of England, Bournemouth, a 155Km world heritage site, is a large front beach resort town specifically towards the east side of the Jurassic coast. It has a population of 183,491 making it the biggest settlement in Dorset according to the 2011 census. With Christchurch towards the east and Poole in the West, Bournemouth shapes the South East Dorset conurbation with an aggregate population of 465,000.
The town includes the 202-foot tower of St Peter’s Church which is one of the grades recorded churches and a neighborhood point of interest. The city is also known for its spectacular Victorian architecture. It is also a mainstream destination for vacationers attracting more than five million visitors annually with its famous nightlife and shorelines. Population By 1851, the city was still a little town with a population of around 695. However it was growing quickly, and by 1861 it had a population of 1,707. By 1881, Bournemouth’s population remained at 16,859. At this time St. Peter’s church had become too small for the developing population, and another church had to be constructed in 1880.
The town has a reasonable growth rate in population and is growing relentlessly. With a population density of 4,000 per square kilometer, Bournemouth has the highest population density of any power in the southwest location and comes number eight populated. The majority of the population consisting of 83.8% has their ethnicity as white British and another 8.1% comprised of the other white branches. People of Asian descent who include Indians, Pakistanis, Chinese and Bangladeshi makeup to 3.9% of the populous. Dark African, Dark Caribbean and dark British constitute 1% of the population. Those of mixed race consist of 2.3% and 0.3% are from other ethnic groups. Christians make up to 57.1% of the population, and 1.8% are Muslims. A third of the inhabitants said that they had no religion while 7.8% did not confess to whether they belonged to any religion. Hindus, Buddhists, and Jews comprise 0.7% of the population while the Sikhs are0.1%.
Bournemouth has experienced a negative characteristic build and solely depends on movement to keep the community development. Births surpassed deaths in 2011, and the trend continued through to 2011.
Facts about Bournemouth
After London and Liverpool, it is the town in the United Kingdom where the Beatles played their cover and most shows for their album. In 1963 there was a photo taken at the Palace Court inn with the Beatles.
There are 750,000 frozen yogurts bought on the seven miles of the town’s seafront annually. That’s a daily average of 2,000.
July 12, 1910, is a certain day in the town when the flight pioneer Charles Rolls died in a horrendous crash, having crossed the channel by an inflatable in 1906. Exploring beyond the beach Bournemouth is one of United Kingdom’s most charming places to pay a visit. You can avoid the crowds and enjoy nights and days out in all weather. With up to 60,000 visitors per day during the peak season, the town is known for seven miles of award winning beaches, games and fun on the pier, fish ‘n’ chips and ice creams. But for the more discerning tourists or locals with a passion for culture, I have some suggestions that you can enjoy beyond the beaches.
The Lower Gardens
Bournemouth has been known to be a health resort for quite some time as even the Victorians used to go down to the coast to remove the smog of the city from their system. The expansive Lower Gardens of the town are an ideal place to unwind in serenity and peace amid the beautiful flower displays. If you want to go further, you can hire a bicycle and head down the immense Jurassic coast which prides to be a world heritage site. Russell-Cotes Art Gallery A listed building at the top of a cliff and set in a Victorian, The Russell-Cotes Gallery is one of Bournemouth’s most valued tourist attractions. A masterpiece of British art, it includes lavish paintings of Arthur Hughes, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and other titans of the 19th century, the gallery is an attraction that will whisk you away for an afternoon. With the Victorian styling mixed with Japanese, Moorish and French influences, the building is itself a work of architectural art.
The Pavilion Theatre
With its look alike venue, the Bournemouth International Centre and the Pavilion Theatre are the entertainment hubs of the town. With pop concerts, west end shows and theater productions running throughout the year, it is worthwhile to check what’s on before you book your ticket or depart.
Afterwards, you can head to the nearby array of multiple bars and restaurants and spend your night. You can also head down for to the seafront for a walk with the sound of the sea waves as your backing melody.
Town Centre Shopping
Bournemouth has all manner of vintage stores and boutiques as a well as several wellknown high street names where you can spend your money. Castlepoint Park is a short drive away from the town Centre with international retailers and large department store all under one roof. The Town Centre which is pedestrianised is a busy hive of streets and is also lined with restaurants, bars, and cafes to unwind and refuel after a heavy day trawling the shops.
Now that you have covered Bournemouth during the day, it’s time to stay on the back roads and head to Shelley Theater. The Victorian building has been restored by volunteers and runs a full program of film, theater, and arts. It is the oldest surviving theater in Bournemouth, and they give you free popcorn when you buy a ticket.
Between the 9th and 18th of October, the Arts by The Sea festival is the perfect time to enjoy culture indoors and outdoors.
The Bournemouth Natural Science Society, Shelley Theatre and Pavilion Dance are just a few of the places hosting art exhibitions, Inspiration talks, comedy, dance recitals stunning light installations and much more. Having being considered a quiet retirement and holiday retreat, a thriving gay community and an influx of students have transformed Bournemouth into a vibrant cosmopolitan town. With over seven miles of glimmering coastline, acres of pristine gardens and a clean blue sea, there will always be plenty to do when you head to Bournemouth for a seaside holiday