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Address: Bournemouth, England
Phone Number: 01202579918
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Sometimes people have said "hey Fran, be there or be square" I guess The Square in Bournemouth was never there:( But anyway there is a cafe here with chairs that get in the way of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Fran J
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sometimes people have said "hey Fran, be there or be square" I guess The Square in Bournemouth was never there:( But anyway there is a cafe here with chairs that get in the way of shoppers. When it rains or snows you can slide across the area, but you may fall over and look like a silly head. There are... More 

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Thank Fran J
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Perfect place to meet your friends, the square has a lovely cafe in the middle. In the winter, you will find german markets and the moose bar.

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Thank RosieMarshall
london england
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a nice place to sit watch the world go bye with a nice coffee but when its raining horrible place to be but all in all great place to vist nice wetherspoons pub there to and lots of shops and right next to a park and main place for catching a bus

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Thank sc0tsman50
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the biggest outdoor cafe in Bournemouth and being directly on the main square, it is great for sitting and watching the world pass by. However, the service is so very slow and even more so if you sit indoors. I asked for an iced lemon tea and was told that they did not do that.... So trying a... More 

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Thank Melons62
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking through the square was gorgeous, can't think of a better walk. Ice rink cafe? Fab. So much to see as you walk along, i did not ever realise how big a hot air balloon actually was until i walked past one in the square! The trees are beautiful and it is so tidy.

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Thank Kayleigh J
Spalding, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here when the Christmas market was on in December. Dispite the weather being indifferent there was a vibrant buzz about the place. The hot dogs at the German sausage stall were delicious. The smells from the other places were very tempting. Great to see people enjoying themselves on the ice rink in the lower gardens and the mulled cider... More 

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Thank Jane D
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the winter there's the market but during the summer they often have live music stages and buskers. Nice place to sit and eat a sandwich or go to the cafe in the centre of town.

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Thank katy b
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to watch people and at Christmas time their is a stage with music and xmas market. So much to see and do with all the stalls and entertainment.

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Thank IAN H
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Having lived in Bournemouth in the 1980's and revisited a few times since then, the transformation of the area is unbelievable. I remember when there used to be a roundabout at the bottom, but now there is a pedestrian square and the road is just for taxis and buses. It does make it safer for pedestrians and now you can... More 

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Thank Andyh69
Torpoint, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The Christmas Market theme and Christmas Lights, Log Cabins, Bar and Performance Stage were wonderful and generated a Great Atmosphere. The automated Father Christmas's - climbing up the lamppost and riding along a wire on a unicycle was something I hadn't seen before

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