Wet and wild from Bournemouth train station

Explore the stunning coastline of Bournemouth, a town where the train station lies in the thick of things. Among the seaside town's many delights, the shores offer thrill-seekers the chance to try out or enhance their skills in a wide variety of watersports on offer. Whether you prefer kayaking, sailing, surfing, jet skiing or scuba diving, Bournemouth has it all. For something a bit different, try canoeing into the New Forest, surrounded by astonishing woodland.

Discover Russell-Cotes House

One of the last Victorian houses to be built in England, Russell-Cotes House was originally given as a birthday present by Merton Russell-Cotes for his wife, Annie. This is not just a house, but a gallery, museum and collection of some of the finest objects and artefacts from their round-the-world travels.

Discover divine Dorset

Only a half an hour's drive from Bournemouth, Dorset offers some excellent day trips and bus tours, where the well-informed guides will give you an enhanced experience of the history and culture of this wonderful county on the English Channel coast. Planning a trip via Bournemouth Train Station? Travelodge Bournemouth Seafront Hotel, or Travelodge Bournemouth Hotel are both right on the coastline offering fantastic views, tranquility and great value.