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Hengistbury HeadUnited Kingdom

Find yourself in an archeologist’s dream in this historic region of varied terrain that has been inhabited for over 10,000 years.

Hengistbury Head is a serene, picturesque stretch of land jutting into the English Channel. It features a great variety of picturesque landscapes, from heathland and grassland to freshwater wetland and jagged coasts. Learn about the rich history of the area as you amble along its stunning terrain.

Walk along coastal paths overlooking the sea and capture photos of the panoramic views of the water as the sun goes down, creating a romantic mood. Climb up Warren Hill, the elevated portion of Hengistbury Head. The peak offers exquisite views of the picturesque landscape and the range of plants and animals. It is full of architectural gems, including evidence of Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman occupation of the country.

Hengistbury Head has 500 species of plant and 300 types of bird. Bring binoculars and cameras to zoom in on these natural wonders.

Archeological digs have revealed evidence of Stone Age inhabitants of the area from 10,000 years ago. Make your way to the Hengistbury Head Visitor’s Centre, where you can learn about this rich history. Find out interesting facts, such as how Britain was separated from the rest of Europe by rising sea levels. Peruse the gift shop for souvenirs with a nature theme.

Take a break from your treks with a stop at the Hiker Café. Near the café is the Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre, where you can take part in activities, such as sailing, rowing and paddle sports. Ride the land train between the parking lot and café and beachside huts.

Find Hengistbury Head between the seaside resort city of Bournemouth and Milford on Sea on the southern coast of England. Get a flight to Bournemouth Airport, a 20-minute taxi ride north of the area. A train from London should take less than 3 hours.

Hengistbury Head offers a stunning terrain and historic fascination for the Upper Paleolithic era. The region enjoys warm, sunny summers and cold winters with occasional snow flurries.

Top hotels in Hengistbury Head

Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth
Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth
3.5 out of 5
Upper Terrace Road, Bournemouth, England
The price is £71 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec

Located in Bournemouth City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bournemouth Lower Gardens, Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Beach. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (938 reviews)

"Friendly, helpful staff, lovely rooms and a good breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2020

Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth
Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel
Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
105 St. Michael's Road, Bournemouth, England
The price is £89 per night from 3 Jan to 4 Jan

Located in Bournemouth City Centre, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Oceanarium, Bournemouth Beach and Bournemouth ...

3.9/5Good! (981 reviews)

"The hotel is in a good locations, easy access to the beach, town centre and restaurants. It is in quite location and excellent view. The only thing that i disliked was the closure of the swimming pool, apart from that the stay was pleasing"…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2020

Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel
Careys Manor & Senspa
Careys Manor & Senspa
4 out of 5
Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, England
The price is £179 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec

Located in New Forest District, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Brockenhurst College and St. Nicholas Church. Brockenhurst Manor Golf Club is 1.3 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (169 reviews)

"Great hotel just the room we were in needed a bit of a refurbishment. Also the spa charges to use parts of it. The restaurant and bar is warm and inviting, the staff were brilliant."…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2020

Careys Manor & Senspa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Hengistbury Head

Hazelhurst Farm
Hazelhurst Farm
4.5 out of 5
Flexford Ln, Lymington, England

Located in New Forest District, this luxury cottage is within 6 miles (10 km) of Brockenhurst Manor Golf Club, St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery and Sammy Miller ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)

"We stayed in The Piggery, which was very cosy and well-decorated. It was very clean and tidy, and had everything we needed, in a lovely quiet setting. Recommended, and we will be back for a longer stay when we can."…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2020

Hazelhurst Farm
Sea Breeze
Sea Breeze
3.5 out of 5
4 East Coast, Bournemouth, England

Located in Bournemouth City Centre, this cottage is within a 5-minute walk of Bournemouth Beach and Bournemouth International Centre. Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre ...

Sea Breeze
Holiday Home With Hot Tub & Sauna
Holiday Home With Hot Tub & Sauna
4 out of 5
14B Belvedere Rd, Bournemouth, England

Located in the heart of Bournemouth, this spa holiday home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Bournemouth Lower Gardens, Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth ...

Holiday Home With Hot Tub & Sauna
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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