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Review of The Square

The Square
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City Sightseeing Bournemouth Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #12 of 67 things to do in Bournemouth
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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578 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
“Good choices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

The square is a great area to visit. There are plenty of shops, including big stores such as Beales, Debenhams, and House of Fraser. There is also a good choice of coffee stops and eateries. Being in a pedestrianised zone adds to the pleasure. Well worth a visit.

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Malaga, Spain
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“A great buzzy place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

The Square has always been a hub in Bournemouth, bordered on one side by the Lower Gardens, the other side by the continuation of the Gardens, and on the other sides by shops and cafes.

They use the space for Christmas Markets, entertainment etc and you can see the imposing Edwardian architecture all around. In my childhood there was a huge department store called Plummers there which had everything and was like 'Are you being served?'. The building remains as so all the others and you can imagine what it would have been like in its heyday.

Visited June 2014
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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“The square”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Summer holidays in Bouremouth would not be complete for any one without spending a few moments,or longer, at The Square. Free entertainment during summer including some good street entertainers. The hub of cafes and shops seem to make this the heart of Bournemouth leading onto The gardens towards the seafront.

Visited July 2014
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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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“Not what it used to be”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

Having grown up near Bournemouth, when I was younger this is where I did all of my shopping. I remember that on a Saturday and Sunday you could barely move in the centre of town. Unfortunately I find these days that due to out of town shopping centres, it is dead compared to how it used to be and only the big chain stores remain. However I still enjoy shopping there and really like when they have the german market and the bar in the centre of town over christmas.

Visited July 2014
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Naestved, Denmark
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“The place where I spend my youth!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Less traffic than the early 80`. Never mind, my almost grown ut teenagers loved Bournemouth, so a new generation is ready to the same fun as I experiend the first time in 1978. Bournemouth will always be the place for young people!


Visited July 2014
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