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All reviews christmas market bournemouth square food festival main shopping meeting point watch the world central point focal point lots of shops shopping area sunny day ice cream buskers debenhams obscura cafe wetherspoons
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

“The Square” is Bournemouth town centres focal point that is pedestrianised & Home to the Obscura Cafe. Following a recent visit, I thought another review would be appropriate (well many reviewers on TA write review after review for the same place !!!!) Throughout the year...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank places2seeplaces2go
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

This is the central part of Bournemouth and quite often there are stalls or displays here eg Xmas market. During the week a fruit and veg stall is here and is an ideal place for picking up some healthy fast food.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank X8085XIalanf
Reviewed 14 October 2018

The Square is a pedestrian area between the Lower and Upper Gardens in the centre of the town. There is a cafe / restaurant - The Cafe Obscura, otherwise it is a meeting place for visitors and residents alike. A popular place with street entertainers.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KenMaideheadUK
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

I can't knock it, it's smack bang in the centre of everything. Near to the beach, oceanarium, land train, lower gardens with plenty of seats, central gardens, bus links, shops with eateries. What more do you need. 😁

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wonderqirls
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Despite some recent reviews I found the town to be quite nice, yes it is tired in places but it has a lovely seafront and park and the shopping area was reasonably good.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank waldorf53
Reviewed 24 September 2018

There's no soul or character here. It's a blank space that's randomly filled with different stalls and naff attractions. The Cafe Obscura is best avoided. Hideously over-priced with very poor service. I think it sets the tone for the Square and is why the place...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

I have lived in Bournemouth my whole life and the last few years I have seen a huge decline. Bournemouth Council have failed and continue to fail. They must be the laughing stock of other councils with the embarrassment of the tragic Castlepoint shopping centre...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank cambridge71
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

The Square is rather rundown now, the marble / stone floor is covered in cracks with chunks taken out of it, probably due to the skateboarders who are always rolling about in the evenings, it’s incredibly slippery when raining (I’ve almost gone over a couple...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pr1nc31
Reviewed 17 September 2018

we have just had a short break to bournemouth always like to try the wetherspoon pubs out -- told 4 in bournemouth we only found three but had a meal in two -- both very good value for money.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank susan p
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Seems like the shops Bournemouth Town Centre has become a campsite for the homeless, dont bring your family here whilst Bournemouth council go after easy targets like parking fines whilst ignoring rampant drug dealing and homelessness.

Date of experience: September 2018
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4 November 2017|
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Response from Gabriella0008 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, about 15-20 min by walk, but the city center is nice, so it is a good and enjoyable walk :)
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Response from malc_hill | Reviewed this property |
Bournemouth The Square Bournemouth Dorset BH2 5LY This is the correct postal address taken from the GPO register