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Renowned for its sandy coastline and relaxed pace of life, Bournemouth is
both a beach resort and a university city. Its entertainment options are varied
and endless, making it one of the UK's most popular destinations.

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Accommodation options

Bournemouth students can choose from a wide range of accommodation options.

Click on the links below to open Residential Accommodation factsheets or go to our Bournemouth accommodation page for pictures and details.

Extracurricular activities

We have established links with sport, music and other organisations, and students can access these facilities during their time in Bournemouth.


Getting around in Bournemouth is quick and easy. The College is within easy walking distance of the town centre and beach so most of the time you'll be getting around on foot.

For the times you want to venture further, here are some useful websites which give you all the travel information you need.


Yellow Buses
Wilts and Dorset


South West trains
National rail


Bournemouth airport


You should always use a licensed taxi. There are around 250 licensed taxis in Bournemouth. They are usually painted yellow. There are also 350 licensed private hire vehicles available 24 hours a day.

Taxi ranks are situated across Bournemouth Town Centre and at the Travel Interchange, outside the railway station and airport.

Student Services can give you the numbers of reliable licensed taxis.

Medical care

When you arrive at Kings Bournemouth, you should register with a local doctor, especially if you are studying for a long time. We can help you do this.

Here is a map showing some of the doctors surgeries near the college. The link will take you to the NHS Choices website.

If you feel ill at any time during your stay at Kings Bournemouth, you should first tell a member of staff or your host family. We will be able to help you to see your doctor if needed.

Above all, you should make sure you have full Kings medical insurance during your time in the UK.