We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre

Barn Cottage Hengistbury Head | Broadway, Bournemouth BH6 4EW, England
+44 1202 451618
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Very interesting information of local history & wildlife

I have visited Hengistbury Head a number of times, including the visitor centre. The visitor centre... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Phil W
Closed too early

Sorry but I would have liked to view this centre having an interest in archaeology and natural... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mikebailey2018
,
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Read all 185 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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 of all ages.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“live web” (3 reviews)
“quality gifts” (3 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Barn Cottage Hengistbury Head | Broadway, Bournemouth BH6 4EW, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 1202 451618
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Bournemouth
Write a ReviewReviews (185)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"wildlife garden"
in 5 reviews
"live web"
in 3 reviews
"quality gifts"
in 3 reviews
"lovely gift shop"
in 3 reviews
"bird feeders"
in 2 reviews
"prehistoric times"
in 2 reviews
"informative displays"
in 2 reviews
"interesting visitor centre"
in 2 reviews
"fascinating history"
in 3 reviews
"great asset"
in 4 reviews
"iron age"
in 4 reviews
"interesting place to visit"
in 3 reviews
"park in the car park"
in 2 reviews
"arts and crafts"
in 2 reviews
"interesting items"
in 2 reviews
"local artists"
in 2 reviews
"all ages"
in 9 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 181 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I have visited Hengistbury Head a number of times, including the visitor centre. The visitor centre has detailed information about Hengistbury Head and it's medieval history as well as the abundance of wildlife that inhabits the head and surrounding conservation areas.

Thank Phil W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sorry but I would have liked to view this centre having an interest in archaeology and natural history but on May 1st it had closed by 5p.m. - the world does not close that early!

Thank mikebailey2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The garden is a peaceful haven, where you can sit and admire the plants and listen to the birds. On a sunny day it is one of our favourite haunts on the Head. Buy a drink or ice cream from the shop and walk out...More

Thank Paul H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's free, small but very interesting and has lots of detail about the history and geology of the area. A few screens with videos. I also liked the live bank of nature watch cams which stream live feeds of cameras hidden in strategic locations. Marvellous!

Thank flux c
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 April 2018

From the top of the HEad I had no idea that the centre was located where it was but it turned out to be a welcome stop for refreshment and a place of interest and activity for a whole range og ages. Enthusiastic staff

Thank malcthetalc55
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

It was a chilly last day of our holiday and we didn’t want to travel far, so took a 20 minute journey from Highcliffe. My husband uses a mobility scooter and there were spaces close to the cafe ...it was £2 to park for 1...More

1  Thank Kim T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Small but newly done out, offering good information about local wildlife and rocks, etc. Shop selling stuff too.

Thank PeteLucy434
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Interesting list of bird sightings, including Black Redstart which are in short supply in UK. Recommend a visit. Handy Cafe close by

Thank kavanaghhome
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We visited Bournemouth for other reasons, but had the good fortune to find this visitors centre when out walking. Not overwhelming like some museums or similar. Well constructed and insightful presentations identifying the changes in south Dorset over many millenia.

1  Thank Robin T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 March 2018

If you like to be informed about the place you are visiting, this restored building with its shop , educational displays and garden are a must. Great staff ( volunteers) are always helpful.

Thank tideway2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 66 hotels in Bournemouth
Captain's Club Hotel
806 reviews
1.54 km away
The Kings Arms
826 reviews
1.64 km away
Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa
2 013 reviews
1.78 km away
Travelodge Christchurch
436 reviews
1.89 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Splinters
336 reviews
1.55 km away
Alexander's Fish and Chips
228 reviews
1.33 km away
James and White
504 reviews
1.58 km away
The Thomas Tripp
166 reviews
1.61 km away
Nearby Attractions
Hengistbury Head Beach
1 998 reviews
1.35 km away
Christchurch Priory Church
754 reviews
1.45 km away
Christchurch Quay
128 reviews
1.45 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
mcneil m
5 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from davidedwardscafc | Reviewed this property |
Yes the area is a dogs paradise.
1
Vote
;