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Just a short walk from beautiful sandy beaches and set against the backdrop of award-winning, historic Victorian gardens, the pedestrianised shopping area from Old Christchurch Road to Commercial Road is home to a wide variety of retailers. Bournemouth boasts a great selection of well-loved high street brands and labels so you can be guaranteed to find everything from clothes and shoes to toiletries and electronics, all within walking distance from the central Town Square. Dotted around the town, you’ll find a choice of well-known department stores offering women’s fashions, beauty, accessories and menswear, as well as concessions from the most popular high street and designer brands. If you’re looking for something more unique, step off the beaten track and into one of our Victorian arcades where you’ll discover an eclectic mix of boutiques, jewellers and independent retailers stocking homewares, arts and crafts, fashion and much more.

As well as shops, Bournemouth’s vibrant town centre is packed with a fantastic mix of restaurants, cafés, nightlife, festivals and events - turning a spot of retail therapy into a great day out. After all the hustle and bustle, unwind and revive at one of the resort’s luxury pampering facilities. The area also offers a variety of activities and leisure pursuits, so our sports, health and dancewear retailers are always close at hand and ready to kit you out for your next adventure! Make sure you visit us during the winter months to experience Christmas in Bournemouth and enjoy a truly festive break. Keep your eye out for the Bournemouth Town Centre Rangers. Easy to spot in distinctive red uniforms and always keen to help; for directions, local knowledge on what to eat, where to shop or upcoming events.

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Bournemouth Destination Guide 2016