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Bournemouth is well known as being a popular tourist destination, but did you know….
1. Bournemouth is ice cream mad.
Bournemouth is well known as a place to go for a swim in summer. But did you know that on average, over 750,000 ice creams are sold each year on the Bournemouth seafront? That’s over 2,000 per day!
2. Winston Churchill almost died in Bournemouth.
An 18 year old Winston Churchill fell 29 feet from a Bournemouth bridge in 1892. The fall left him unconscious for three days, and then bedridden for a further three months. Talk about an event that could have changed the course of world history!
3. The Beatles loved Bournemouth.
After London and, of course, Liverpool – the Fab Four played the highest number of UK concerts in Bournemouth. The cover photo for their album With the Beatles was taken in front of Bournemouth’s Palace Court Hotel.
4. Head to Bournemouth if you want to catch some rays!
Fancy getting a tan? If so, head to Bournemouth. On average, there are 7.7 hours of summer sunshine per day in the seaside town.
5. Bournemouth is next to the largest natural harbour in Europe.
Poole Harbour is the largest natural harbour in Europe, covering an area of approximately 36 square kilometres. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the largest in the world, with New Zealand’s Kaipara Harbour and San Francisco Bay in California being significantly larger.