Perched on Bournemouth’s famous East Cliff, the Bournemouth Carlton Hotel, a Best Western Signature Collection hotel, offers dramatic views across the bay. The Bournemouth Carlton Hotel is a landmark seaside hotel with Spa overlooking the beach.
Built in the Victorian era, the hotel has a rich history and has attracted some illustrious guests over the years, including Harold Macmillan, Bobby Moore and General Eisenhower, who debated D-Day landing plans with Field Marshal Montgomery over lunch at the hotel during World War Two.
Meander down the path from the clifftop and you’ll be basking on the golden sands in no time, while a 15-minute walk along the seafront takes you to the Oceanarium and Bournemouth Pier. Heading out of town, wander among the flowerbeds at Boscombe Chine Gardens or dig for fossils along the Jurassic Coast.