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Things To Do

Whatever your pleasure The Rosscourt is close to many walks, cycle paths, beach and much more.

All through the year Bournemouth, Poole and Southampton host concerts, plays, comedy shows, musicals and theatre at Bournemouth Pavilion, Pier Theatre, The LightHouse, Mayflower, Bournemouth International Centre

Bournemouth hosts a yearly Bay Run along the Bournemouth coastline on 30th March 2014. 

April - September every Sunday Classic cars on the Prom.

Easter weekend Beer Festival in Bournemouth International Centre

24th May 2014 Wheels Festival

June 20th Food festival Bournemouth

8th August for 3 nights at O2 academy Bournemouth Salsa weekend

28th August 4 nights free Air Festival Bournemouth

September is Arts and Culture in Bournemouth and Boscombe

4th and 5th October Bournemouth Marathon Festival




With over 25 miles of magnificent coastline to discover , Dorset is the perfect county to chose for your holiday or break. Boscombe, Bournemouth sits elegantly on 7 miles of this coastline. Fabulous sandy beach offering rest, relaxation, walking, water sports, fishing and much more including stunning views to admire while enjoying refreshments at the beach cafes/restaurants.

Just a 2.5 mile walk along the promenade to the west of our pier, you can enjoy Hengistbury Head our nature reserve, views towards Mudeford, Stanpit and Christchurch are magnificent , cameras at the ready or if you are an artist set up your easel and capture this rural landscape in a coastal setting. From the pier east towards Bournemouth pier you have 5 miles of promenade to enjoy. Look at the rock formation and colours from the Jurassic era, marvel at the million pound houses nestled in Sandbanks and the views over to Brownsea Island , National Trust reserve.  Hop on a boat from Sandbanks or Poole, spend a day without cars on this island, you may even see the red squirrels who have made their home there.

Bournemouth town centre is like no other in the UK, priding itself on being a premier destination it is more like a city by the sea. Lots of beautiful buildings and churches make up the town centre, which boasts high street department stores and smaller independent retailers. A stroll through the fabulous award winning gardens brings to the busy seafront . The gardens also stretch back into Bournemouth and allows for a pleasurable walk on a sunny, cool or blustery day.

Just a few miles from The Rosscourt you are in the New Forest National Park. Ponies, donkeys , cows and pigs roam free along the roadsides and in amongst the shrubs and heathers that make up the beautiful landscape. This area is ideal for walking , horse riding and cycling . There are cycle routes plus lots more activities available from


A trip over on the Sandbanks ferry whether by car or by bus, allows you to soak up the Purbecks gorgeous scenery. The road through will take you into Swanage, another seaside town that boasts the start of the Swanage Railway line taking you by steam rail to Corfe Castle National Trust property in Corfe village..
Get off half way between Swanage and Corfe at Norden and use this as a starting point to enjoy a fabulous walk. 

Take a coach trip to Jurassic Coast and Isle of Purbeck and explore the area with guides who know places to see.

If you fancy leaving the car behind , we have great day tours to Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove: Jewels of the Jurassic Coast Englands’ only Natural World Heritage Site. This area is hilly and has a degree of difficulty for walking and exploring, however, if that is not for you there is a gentle walk to the beautiful shell-shaped Cove or a bus runs to and fro. Make a point of seeing Lulworth Crumple and Stair Hole.

The Rosscourt is a great base for a trip over to the Isle of Wight. Take your car to Lymington, either leave it in the car park and take a cruise (20 minutes)across as a foot passenger ,then take advantage of the local bus services to get you around or go on with the car and take a trip around the island yourself . Great day out.
Coach Tour available

Only 45 minutes in the car or by bus you can take a day out in Salisbury, historic centre city centred around its magnificent cathedral and the market square. The cathedral boasts the best preserved copy of the Magna Carta, the medieval document written in 1215 that forms the foundation of the rule of law and many countries constitutions.  If you want to extend your day, just 15 minutes drive on from Salisbury is Stonehenge the magical ancient World Heritage site
Coach Tour available

Thomas Hardy’s Wessex, Lawrence of Arabia and the Tolpuddle martyrs
Just half an hour from Bournemouth starts a tour by car or coach , from Milton Abbas to Hardy’s cottage and garden (National Trust) , the Tolpuddle museum and the tree under which the martyrs conducted their secret meetings


All of these places are within easy reach of Bournemouth for days out from The Rosscourt either by car or City Express bus.


The Rosscourt is close to many entertainment venues inclding the O2 academy Bournemouth, which hosts concerts throughout the year:-

ABC and Odeon Cinemas
Bournemouth International Centre, concerts, shows and exhibtions
Bournemouth Pavilion, concert, musicals, shows
Bournemouth Pier Theatre, amateur and professional seaside shows
Gala bingo hall
Two Casinos
Christchurch Regent Thetare, amateur shows and live music
Southamptons Mayflower Theatre, West End shows, concerts
Poole Lighthouse (home of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra)
O2 academy Bournemouth (Based in Boscombe)
Chaplins (wine bar ) 7 nights a week entertainment


What guests have to say

Gerry and Sam (January 2014)

Great location, couple of minutes to O2 for our concert, short walk to beach for a fantastci walk through to Hengistbury Head. Weather was not great but we came back to a cosy room . Had a lovely meal at Marco Polo, Italian restaurant 20 minutes walk away. Would recommend to anyone . No children was great as well, peace and quiet just what we needed


Travelled as a couple