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Bournemouth & the New Forest - Marsham Court

Bournemouth & the New Forest - Marsham Court

A 5 day break staying in the delightful seaside resort of Bournemouth


A 5 day break staying in the delightful seaside resort of Bournemouth


With seven miles of golden sands and sparkling sea, the vibrant cosmopolitan town of Bournemouth has it all - a vast variety of shops, restaurants, museums and endless countryside with beautiful award-winning gardens and water sports galore. Bournemouth's gardens are split into three areas of Victorian beauty- starting with the Lower Gardens, adjacent to the sea and leading to the Central Gardens in the town centre and then the Upper Gardens. The 2-mile long Bournemouth Gardens offer rock gardens, an aviary and plant species from 3 continents. The Pavilion Theatre and Ballroom is Bournemouth's venue for year round entertainment. Built in the 1920s, it retains its original and elegant styling and is Bournemouth's regular home for West End stage shows, Opera, Ballet, Pantomime, Comedy and concerts as well as for corporate presentations and dinner dances, product launches and small conferences. The resort is also home to Bournemouth Pier - a must-visit attraction with amazing views. Attractions include indoor climbing, zip wire, restaurant, cafes & gift shops.



Known as 'The city in the countryside', the magnificent medieval city of Salisbury has it all: historic streets and alleyways, charming half-timbered buildings, traditional English eating houses and characterful shopping streets, not to mention a superb range of attractions, including the UK's finest medieval cathedral. Salisbury Cathedral offers one superlative after another, from the tallest spire in Britain and Europe's oldest working clock to the world's best-preserved Magna Carta. It stands in the largest medieval close in Britain, where you will also find award-winning museums and a superb National Trust property.



Burley depicts everything you would expect from a traditional, New Forest village. Nestling in the lee of a hill surrounded by an area of true outstanding natural beauty. A dramatic contrast of colourful heathlands, mighty oaks, beeches and lofty pines. Ponies and cattle roam freely around this lovely village, following ancient forest tracks used for centuries by Commoners and their livestock. Burley is one of the few remaining villages that still practices the old tradition of Commoning, allowing animals to graze on the Open Forest. Picturesque thatched cottages tucked away in unexpected places help conjure up images of how life was in days gone by. Burley Fire Station is thought to be the only fire station in the country with a cattle grid at the entrance. Witches, smuggling and dragons are also part of Burley's unique character. Burley has remained untouched by time, steeped in old customs and history, allowing visitors to unwind and enjoy its tranquil atmosphere.


The New Forest

Wild Horses won’t be able to drag you away from the New Forest once you’ve experienced its peace and fallen in love with the forest’s idyllic glades, ancient woodland, open moors, heathland and cliff top walks. Escape to a world a million miles from your everyday life where ponies, cattle, donkeys and deer roam free... 



Poole is a coastal town in Dorset known for its large natural harbour and sandy beaches. The Old Town has Georgian houses and Poole Museum, which explores local history in 4 buildings, including medieval Scaplen’s Court. From Poole Harbour, boats head south to Brownsea Island. This wooded area has trails and wildlife such as red squirrels, plus 16th-century Brownsea Castle, now a private hotel.


Sandbanks Ferry

The "Bramble Bush Bay" is a chain ferry that crosses the entrance to Poole Harbour between Sandbanks and Shell Bay. The shortest route connecting Bournemouth and Poole with Swanage. The crossing time is around 4 minutes.






Day 1

We leave Cumbria early morning for the journey south to Bournemouth. We will arrive at the Marsham Court Hotel late afternoon. Dinner in the hotel.


Day 2

A morning visit to the magnificent cathedral city of Salisbury, with its historic charter market, we return to Bournemouth after lunch for some time at leisure in this lovely seaside resort. Dinner at the Marsham Court hotel is followed by entertainment.

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Day 3

A full day tour of the New Forest calling first at the picturesque village of Burley, with its connections to witchcraft and smuggling before continuing to Lyndhurst, the self styled capital of the New Forest. We return to the Marsham Court for dinner and entertainment.

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Day 4

This morning we visit Poole, one of the world’s largest natural harbours. We then head to the Isle of Purbeck, passing the magnificent ruin of Corfe Castle on our way to Swanage. We return to Bournemouth via the Sandbanks ferry and 'Millionaires Row'. Farewell dinner in the hotel.

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Day 5

We leave Bournemouth and the Marsham Court Hotel for the return journey to Cumbria, arriving back early evening.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Marsham Court Hotel

The Marsham Court Hotel is in a superb central location, overlooking the bay.This Bournemouth Hotel is under the personal supervision of the resident directors and enthusiastic and well-trained hotel staff.


You will always find a warm and friendly welcome, delicious imaginative menu's and attention to detail. The hotel is a short stroll to Bournemouth town, pier, the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) & beaches.


There is a large outdoor, south facing swimming pool (heated May – September). A stunning garden frontage & sunny terraces with sea views. All 87 en-suite bedrooms are comfortably furnished and have colour tv, radio, hospitality tray and hair dryer. Some rooms enjoy fabulous sea views and some also have balconies with superb views across the bay. These rooms are very popular and do incur a supplement. Please state at the time of booking if you would like one of these.


Free WiFi available throughout the hotel.


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Appleby The Sands Appleby
Aspatria Car Park beside Spar Aspatria
Brough Monument Bus Shelter Brough
Carlisle Entrance to Sands Centre Car Park Carlisle
Cockermouth Monument Main Street Cockermouth
Dearham Commercial Corner Dearham
Distington Outside Prospect Works Distington
Egremont Conservative Club Egremont
Flimby Railway Station Flimby
Harrington Galloping Horse bus stop Harrington
Keswick Bell Close Car Park Keswick
Kirkby Stephen Market Square Kirkby Stephen
Maryport Outside Coop Maryport
Penrith Sandgate Bus Station Penrith
Shap Village Hall Shap
Tebay Old Services Car Park Tebay
Thursby Bus Stop Thursby
Waverton Bus Stop Waverton
Whitehaven Bus Stop Tangier Street Whitehaven
Wigton Old Bus Station Wigton
Workington Lay By opposite Grahams Travel Jane St. Workington
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