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“christmas market”
Review of The Square

The Square
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City Sightseeing Bournemouth Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #14 of 70 things to do in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
Birchington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“christmas market”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

went there towards the end of November and a German Christmas market had been set up, it was very good and friendly a little on the expensive side.

Visited November 2012
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“Pleasant.”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

If this is where the shops start, and the round cafe is...clean, tidy, nice place to get a coffee and sit outside, worth a visit round Christmas to visit the Xmas Market.

Visited October 2012
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“an ugly concrete, no design, no shade, no beauty”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Hideous concrete paved area at the heart of Bournemouth. This could have been lovely with trees, shade, sidewalk cafes, instead it is an ugly open concrete space that people walk through with their eyes down. Truely hideous.

Visited July 2012
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“It's a Square!”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

I struggle to see why a simple open space in the middle of town achieves such high ratings as an attraction in Bournemouth. It is a central, paved, pedestrian only square with an expensive cafe with outside seating. I feel this is aiming for the ambience of a parisien square where you could watch the entertainment, and drink coffee while people pass you by. However, more organised entertainment and less skate-boarders and big issue sellers would go a long way to creating this. It's a useful meeting place while in town, and everything is located around it, but that really is about it - a missed opportunity.

Visited August 2012
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Bournemouth
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34 reviews
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“Bournemouth Square & gardens”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Bournemouth square is very modern with seating areas & cafe with patio seating. Each side of the square are amazing gardens which are beautifully kept with lovely floral displays & a stream which runs through. In the summer they have open-air entertainment including Candle Light displays and bands. You can walk through the gardens down to Bournemouth beach.

Visited September 2012
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