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The Square

Bournemouth, England
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Ranked #18 of 32 Attractions in Bournemouth
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Cagliari, Italy
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Fantastic square, very different from any other street I've seen in Bournemouth. You can find here anything you need... café, restaurants, market, shops. All you need is just a step from you, including an amazing green area ending in front of a great beach.

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York, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

As town/city squares go, this one's quite plain... It's normally busy, but unfortunately inhabited by annoying skateboarding idiots. Also unfortunately close to a Tesco. Close to the gardens, which are much more beautiful.

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Airdrie
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Just a nice place to be..........either for coffee or just to walk through. It links the Lower Gardens to the Upper Gardens and traffic free.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great shopping and a variety of restaurants to choose from. Lots of places to park and not far from the beach

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21 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The square contains a few shops few bars and restaurants and if the weather is nice enough you can sit outside, nothing special about it

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
28 attraction reviews
977 helpful votes 977 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The square is a great area to visit. There are plenty of shops, including big stores such as Beales, Debenhams, and House of Fraser. There is also a good choice of coffee stops and eateries. Being in a pedestrianised zone adds to the pleasure. Well worth a visit.

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malaga
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95 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Square has always been a hub in Bournemouth, bordered on one side by the Lower Gardens, the other side by the continuation of the Gardens, and on the other sides by shops and cafes. They use the space for Christmas Markets, entertainment etc and you can see the imposing Edwardian architecture all around. In my childhood there was a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I really enjoy shopping in Bournemouth centre. There is a great variety of stores, it's not too busy and there are plenty of places to eat. The square is nicely laid out, well presented and clean.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Summer holidays in Bouremouth would not be complete for any one without spending a few moments,or longer, at The Square. Free entertainment during summer including some good street entertainers. The hub of cafes and shops seem to make this the heart of Bournemouth leading onto The gardens towards the seafront.

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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Having grown up near Bournemouth, when I was younger this is where I did all of my shopping. I remember that on a Saturday and Sunday you could barely move in the centre of town. Unfortunately I find these days that due to out of town shopping centres, it is dead compared to how it used to be and only... More

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