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LOCAL ATTRACTIONS at The Durley Dean Hotel

Due to our ideal location, we have so much to offer in terms of attractions in the local area. Walking distance to most and a short drive to others. The family will never be bored while staying here at The Durley Dean Hotel, Bournemouth.

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Highcliffe Castle

Highcliffe Castle has been described as arguably the most important surviving house of the Romantic and Picturesque style of architecture, which flourished at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. This outstanding property was extensively restored in the 1990’s and its magnificent gardens make it a sight to behold.…

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Marwell Zoo

Spend the day at Marwell Zoo for a chance to get close to the wonders of the natural world. From ring-tailed coatis to majestic giraffes, endangered tigers to frilled lizards, curious meerkats to pygmy hippos – our 140-acre park is home to over 170 exotic and endangered species, in beautiful, landscaped surroundings. Marwell is located…

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Mighty Adventures

Explore this fantastic Jurassic landscape in Bournemouth, filled with moving dinosaurs, thundering waterfalls and steaming volcanoes. This unique park takes visitors, young and old on an educational and fun adventure through crazy golf. Located only 10 minutes from the Durley Dean Hotel.

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Mr. Mulligans

Mr Mulligans in Bournemouth is an indoor adventure miniature golf venue with a large restaurant and bar are. They serve a range of fantastic food and drink, the perfect leisure activity for all ages and abilities in the Bournemouth area. A wonderful place to host a birthday, Christmas or corporate event. Mr Mulligan’s crazy golf…

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New Forest

Located in nearby Hampshire, the New Forest is one of the UK’s largest national parks. Find your own spot of the forest and take in the breathtaking views on offer! Wild, pigs, horses, donkeys and cows regularly roam the forest which make it a truly magical day for the whole family. There are some awe…

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Oasis Fun

While in Bournemouth, why not visit Oasis Fun for a fun-filled experience for the whole family. On-site, they have an amazing 6 lane bowling alley, an indoor soft play centre for younger kids, large Adventure Miniature Golf course, game arcade and pool tables. If you’re feeling peckish, they also serve food and drink in their…

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Paulton’s Park

Paultons park itself is a fantastic family theme park located in the New Forest, just a short drive from Bournemouth. Paultons Park is the home of Peppa Pig World! Peppa Pig World is Peppa’s very own theme park with 7 fun rides and attractions located within the ground of Paultons Park. Paultons also features rides…

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Poole Park

Poole Park lies adjacent to Poole Harbour. The park is a popular destination for local families and tourists alike. It is open all year round and hosts a number of events. As well as having a large childrens play area, the park is home to a beautiful selection of local birds and wildlife. If you…

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Russell Coates Museum

In 1901, Merton Russell-Cotes gave his wife Annie a dream house. Located on the East Cliff, the historic house, art gallery & museum boasts stunning views across the Bournemouth Beach. It was an extraordinary, extravagant birthday present – lavish, splendid, and with a touch of fantasy. They filled this incredible seaside home with beautiful objects…