Enjoy a relaxing time in this iconic seaside town, and also a trip on the Swanage Steam Railway, a Poole Harbour cruise aboard a vintage motor yacht and a visit to Compton Acres.
Day 1 Making our way through Hampshire and the New Forest, we have a stop in Lyndhurst where you will be able to get lunch. Keep your eyes open for the wild New Forest ponies as we continue to our hotel in Bournemouth.
Day 2 Today we visit Swanage via Sandbanks and enjoy a return heritage train ride on the Swanage Railway to Norden through the Purbeck Hills with views of the ruins of Corfe Castle along the way. We then have some free time to stroll along the promenade at Swanage or visit the shops before we return to Bournemouth.
Day 3 After a leisurely breakfast, we travel to Compton Acres, acknowledged as one of the ﬁnest privately-owned gardens in England. In the afternoon we transfer to Poole Quay where we have a 90-minute cruise around the harbour aboard the Dorset Queen, a 1938 vintage motor yacht and enjoy a Dorset cream tea on board.
Day 4 A free day to enjoy Bournemouth.
Day 5 Departing mid-morning, we travel the short distance to Wimborne, before making our way back to the local area and meeting our taxis.
Our family-run three-star hotel is situated on the East Cliﬀ, with awardwinning garden frontage, terraces and outdoor pool (May to September) overlooking the bay. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is a lift to all ﬂoors but not all rooms can be accessed with no stairs.