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Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Very good centre

We enjoyed visiting this centre which offers a lot of useful advice about the history and wildlife... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Michael C
Derby, United Kingdom

Hengistbury Head is a headland jutting into the English Channel between Bournemouth and Mudeford... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter C
Bournemouth, 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 5 days ago

We enjoyed visiting this centre which offers a lot of useful advice about the history and wildlife associated with Hengistbury Head. The staff were friendly and helpful and there was a good variety of merchandise on sale.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hengistbury Head is a headland jutting into the English Channel between Bournemouth and Mudeford. It is the northern strip of land enclosing Christchurch harbour. It has fascinating and long history going back The Double Dykes was a ramp and ditch defence built to defend the...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2018

We took a half-day trip to Hengistbury Head with a couple of friends, the visitor center is very informative, offers a wide variety of suvenirs, and you can get all tne necessary information what to see there.

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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Visited on a lovely mild day with family Parked on the road prior to the car park to avoid parking fee(my pet hate). Visitors centre is fab. Really interesting, great for kids and adults lots of touchy, looking and listening things to inform about the...More

Thank cassiebear1
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Long climb up but we'll worth the effort. Superb views 360 degrees. Ferry trip back to Christchurch from Mudford spit .

Thank June P
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Came here for a cycle ride, a lovely short trip from one point Sandbanks to Hengistbury Head at the other. It is a natural navigation point from afar and well worth the ride. Beautiful nature reserve at the top that offers walking and cycle paths....More

Thank 777sirdon
Reviewed 31 July 2018

After a yummy lunch at the visitors centre there is a choice for all the family. The walk to the top has stunning views of the area. The beach is beautiful and quiet. Interesting history display in centre.

Thank Supermuppet
Reviewed 29 July 2018

The visitor centre has an interesting exhibition, the volunteers are happy to help and talk about the area. The only disadvantage was that we had arrived on the ferry and walked along the tarmac to the centre, it would be good to have more information...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Hengistbury Head has something for everyone, including a nature reserve, wildlife, historical information, sand dunes, coastal walks and not forgetting the super beach. There is a great walk up a hill to the top, which offers 360 degree views over Mudeford, Southbourne, Christchurch and the...More

Thank filthurlow
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Nice display of the history of The Head and local area not too big & worth wandering around before ‘heading’ out to walk over the top with some stunning views (on a clear day)

Thank Restless59
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Yes the area is a dogs paradise.