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Bournemouth is a vibrant and inspiring destination with plenty to offer you before, during and after the event. We offer the whole package – great venue, great service, great lifestyle, with a fantastic coastal vibe.

Did you know?


  • The UK’s fastest growing digital economy
  • The UK's first sustainable fish city
  • One of only two places where the population is getting younger
  • A place where bright young things go on to win Oscars and BAFTAs for getting clever with film
  • A favourite spot for enterprising start-ups and corporate institutions
  • The subject of a £220 million investment in hotels, residential accommodation and infrastructure
  • Winner in 2015 of a TripAdvisor Certification of Excellence
  • On the shortlist of the AIPC Innovation Awards and Business Superbrands Council as a business game-changer.


  • Over 2,000 acres of award-winning, landscaped gardens and parks
  • 15 Green Flags for horticultural excellence and winner of a Green Tourism award 
  • Over seven miles of award-winning sandy beaches with four European Blue Flags and two Quality Coast Awards
  • Over 250 eateries, bars and clubs in walking distance of one another 
  • Traffic-free shopping with major brands, department stores and individual boutiques
  • The New Forest, Jurassic Coast, Moors Valley Country Park and more, all on the doorstep
  • Award-winning fitness facilities and programmes for you to use at four local leisure centres
  • Live band, comic and sports performances in the venue. Just one more thing to make your visit even more special.