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Not quite the ambiance of the Med - but close!

What a lovely area. We always get that Mediterranean feeling, but obviously not the... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Mark H
Kent, United Kingdom
Pedestrianised centre opf town

The Square is a pedestrian area between the Lower and Upper Gardens in the centre of the town... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Square is a pedestrian area between the Lower and Upper Gardens in the centre of the town. There is a cafe / restaurant - The Cafe Obscura, otherwise it is a meeting place for visitors and residents alike. A popular place with street entertainers.

Thank KenMaideheadUK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't knock it, it's smack bang in the centre of everything. Near to the beach, oceanarium, land train, lower gardens with plenty of seats, central gardens, bus links, shops with eateries. What more do you need. 😁

Thank wonderqirls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite some recent reviews I found the town to be quite nice, yes it is tired in places but it has a lovely seafront and park and the shopping area was reasonably good.

Thank waldorf53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's no soul or character here. It's a blank space that's randomly filled with different stalls and naff attractions. The Cafe Obscura is best avoided. Hideously over-priced with very poor service. I think it sets the tone for the Square and is why the place...More

Thank FortyandFat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have lived in Bournemouth my whole life and the last few years I have seen a huge decline. Bournemouth Council have failed and continue to fail. They must be the laughing stock of other councils with the embarrassment of the tragic Castlepoint shopping centre...More

Thank cambridge71
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Square is rather rundown now, the marble / stone floor is covered in cracks with chunks taken out of it, probably due to the skateboarders who are always rolling about in the evenings, it’s incredibly slippery when raining (I’ve almost gone over a couple...More

Thank Jamie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we have just had a short break to bournemouth always like to try the wetherspoon pubs out -- told 4 in bournemouth we only found three but had a meal in two -- both very good value for money.

Thank susan p
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Seems like the shops Bournemouth Town Centre has become a campsite for the homeless, dont bring your family here whilst Bournemouth council go after easy targets like parking fines whilst ignoring rampant drug dealing and homelessness.

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Reviewed 6 September 2018

What a lovely area. We always get that Mediterranean feeling, but obviously not the weather....Britain!! Nevertheless, a lovely area, some smashing bars and restaurants, and Bournemouth in general is simply lovely.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 30 August 2018

After the pier head, this is probably the second most-visited part of Bournemouth. This year there seems to be a lot of things going on here - pop-up bar and garden, live entertainment, rustic market stalls and kiosks. Handy for cinema, Pavillion, BIC, restaurants, Wetherspoons...More

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3 November 2017|
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Response from Gabriella0008 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, about 15-20 min by walk, but the city center is nice, so it is a good and enjoyable walk :)
Rob M
6 May 2015|
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Response from malc_hill | Reviewed this property |
Bournemouth The Square Bournemouth Dorset BH2 5LY This is the correct postal address taken from the GPO register