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Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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An interesting centre with lots of local info. there is a small but pleasant garden at the back... read more

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dorset uk

Well presented displays of the prehistory of Hengistbury head, a good introduction to a walk up on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julian M
Dorset, United Kingdom
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Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre is owned and run by Bournemouth Borough Council. It is the perfect place to learn about the historic Hengistbury Head, find out more about the wildlife and discover the many events held throughout the year for people...more
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Barn Cottage Hengistbury Head | Broadway, Bournemouth BH6 4EW, England
+44 1202 451618
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Reviewed yesterday

An interesting centre with lots of local info. there is a small but pleasant garden at the back with seating, Drinks and snacks are available and the garden is a great place to have them.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank hargrave
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well presented displays of the prehistory of Hengistbury head, a good introduction to a walk up on to the head

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Julian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended a talk today at the Hengistbury Head visitor centre on Conservation Grazing which was informative and interesting with some pictures on the screen. The best bit was however when we got to meet the sheep & the cattle which graze the area. A...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 14 January 2019

Visited on a couple of occasions during our many walks in Bournemouth area; very informative for adults and children alike.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Russ C
Reviewed 9 January 2019

So many other reviews under the "visitor Centra" comment on Hengistbury Head & the cafes at either end. This review is just on the Visitor Centre. This is an excellent visitors centre, with plenty of information for adults as well as children. There are interactive...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank places2seeplaces2go
Reviewed 18 December 2018

Fantastically busy in Summer - but then the car-park is the size of Wales, so parking seems OK. Dog-walkers abound, and from this point you can get onto a baby train to travel to Mudeford sandspit and marvel at the most expensive beach-huts on the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steve E
Reviewed 25 November 2018

The exhibition part of this building needs to be the first thing you enter - not the shop! The museum is tucked around a corner so you don’t realise it’s there unless you search or ask. And when you do find the museum it’s amazing!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank elizabethlV6977MN
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Very interesting lots of information, video , photo's plans of the local history. A nice walk from the main car park

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank southernboyuk
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We turned up to the visitors centre prior to our walk to the mudeford beach huts and the visitors centre was a pleasant surprise. During Halloween week, the kids could enjoy pumpkin carving and I believe in the winter there are other crafty activities too....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Camilla C
Reviewed 25 October 2018

My first visit to Hengistbury for many years, and I was pleased to see that a Visitor Centre has opened, with some excellent displays, the staff were very friendly, and the centre filled with information on what is still a very special place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Colin U
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23 January 2019|
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Response from Peter C | Reviewed this property |
There are good paved paths but there are a several sections that include some steps. I suggest you ask at the Visitors' Centre about the best routes.
mcneil m
5 March 2018|
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Response from davidedwardscafc | Reviewed this property |
Yes the area is a dogs paradise.