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Travellers give high marks for the lively bar scene in Christchurch, which is also known for its port. This city also attracts tourists with its welcoming locals. Around the area, top sights include Bournemouth Beach, Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island.
Cultural venues in the city include Regent Centre, Red House Museum and Gardens and Bournemouth Aviation Museum. The city is notable for landmarks like Highcliffe Castle, Christchurch Priory and Christchurch Castle. The picturesque setting of Avon Beach and Boscombe Beach exemplify the city's natural beauty.
Other top sights in Christchurch include Christchurch Harbour. Outside the city, top places to visit include Bournemouth Beach, 6.2 mi/9.9 km from the heart of the city, and Bournemouth International Centre, which is 6.3 mi (10.2 km) away.
To explore the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Christchurch Hinton Admiral Station or Christchurch Station. Christchurch might not have as many public transport options so consider a car rental to maximise your time.