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Bournemouth’s European connections

September 12, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


This 90-minute walk starts by the sea and follows a route that reveals some of the town’s many links to Europe. From Isaac Gulliver, whose smuggling business brought wines, lace and silks from the continent and made him one of the wealthiest men in the West, and a fourteenth century pirate who still warrants an annual day of celebration, to Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian inventor and electrical engineer whose experiments in the town led to the creation of the first wireless system. We’ll also discover stories about an Austrian Empress, a pair of lions from the Vatican City, a German Count with a very long name and a Victorian hotel that imported water for its baths from Auvergne.

The walk is led by Bournemouth tour guide Hattie Miles

Meet by the tourism office on the Pier Approach 

Price £6 per person – please pay cash on the day. No need to book, just turn up!

The walk finishes in The Square – close to buses, car parks and refreshments. 


September 12, 2022
11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Bournemouth tourism office
Pier Approach
Bournemouth, BH2 5AA United Kingdom
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