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The Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area is home to a wealth of heritage sites and public artworks. You can learn more about the fascinating history of BCP through our trails offer.

Christchurch cultural trails

With historical buildings dating back to the Doomsday Book, Christchurch is a popular destination for visitors who want to explore its colourful past. One way to discover this history first hand is through the various historical and cultural trails.

Poole heritage trails

You can discover more about the history of Poole High Street with the Discovery Trail.

Bournemouth walking trails

Bournemouth’s scenic walking and hiking trails are the ideal way to explore the area and make the most of its picturesque green spaces and coastal views.

Public art

In addition to the more traditional forms of public art, such as paintings, photography, sculptures and statues, this broad category also encompasses playground design, signage, street furniture and the lighting of a building. Even the internal detailing of a building to which the public have access can be included, along with its furniture, flooring and even its crockery. There is an eclectic variety of public art across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, some of which is listed in ArtUK’s online database of art across the UK.

The Upside Gallery is located under the flyover in Bournemouth Central Gardens and showcases a range of street artists in an outdoor gallery with an urban twist.

Running along our beautiful coastline, the Selfie Wall Trail is made up of a series of murals by local artists that make fun and intriguing backdrops for your photographs.

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