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Transport in and around the Triangle is frequent and cheap, bus routes go through the Triangle to nearly any destination you could want. Listed below are sites that can help you to get transport to and from the area.
Getting transport to Bournemouth
- Bournemouth Interchange – 2 hours from London Victoria
- Bournemouth Central Station – Under 2 hours to London Waterloo
- Poole Harbour – Ferries from France
- Bournemouth Airport – Flights from around the World
Parking in The Triangle
In The Triangle, parking is one of the easiest for any part of central Bournemouth.There are over 880 in the APCOA in Avenue road alone.
In and Around Bournemouth
Five minutes from the town centre, the Triangle is fortunate to have frequent buses both to and from the town centre.
More provides better access to the surrounding countyside with buses going to Salisbury and Corfe Castle. Though they also provide bus routes across Bournemouth, including a good selection of night buses.
Home to its own Taxi company, Streamline Warrens Taxis offers travel with a little more comfort. Established for over 50 years it is one of the largest independent taxi firms in Bournemouth. Telephone 01202 555511
The Triangle offers accommodation to suit every taste, from local boutique hotels like the Chocolate hotel to more established chains such as Best Western and the Savoy hotels within five minutes walk the triangle can provide the most discerning visitor with accommodation to suit their taste.
The Marriott Hotel
The Marriott Bournemouth/Highcliff, an iconic hotel built in 1873 is one of Bournemouth’s finest 4 star hotels, based on the cliff-top overlooking several miles of golden beaches. Adjacent to the Bournemouth International centre, its an ideal location to explore the Triangle, Bournemouth and other local attractions along the Dorset coastline.
This 4-star hotel in Bournemouth features modern bedrooms with air conditioning, LCD TV, spacious bathrooms, luxurious bedding and high-speed Internet. Enjoy culinary surprises with innovative cuisine in their award-winning 2 AA Rosette Highcliff Grill or a traditional Dorset afternoon tea in the Highcliff Lounge whilst reveling in the breathtaking scenery.
With an indoor and heated outdoor pool open all year round, sauna and fitness area. Their leisure club offers cardiovascular equipment, weights, sauna and a steam room – the club at the Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott, hotel provides the perfect retreat.
We are proud that it is a short walk from the Triangle, along St Michael’s Road to the hotel.
For more information visit the Marriott Hotel Bournemouth/Highcliff website
Best Western, Connaught Hotel
One of the premier conference hotels in Bournemouth, with a wide, excellent range of 55 en suite rooms in this beautiful and stunning historic building of 1851. It is situated within 5 minutes walk of BIC, town center and Pavilion – just beyond. A stones throw from all the fine & quirky restaurants of The Triangle and what it has to offer; a short, gentle walk to Bournemouth’s 7 miles of sandy beaches.
The Connaught also boasts a fine, fully equipped Spa and leisure club. It is at present one of Trip advisor’s No1 Bournemouth Spa hotels with double rosette restaurant.
For more information visit www.bestwestern.co.uk
The Triangle is blessed with several unique, fine restaurants, no matter what you want: Thai, Spanish, Italian, Indian, Chinese, Portuguese, Mexican and fantastic steak house just to mention a few – all within a short walk of each other!
Koh can be found near the top of Poole Hill in an area that some call the Soho Quarter. Not only The Triangle’s, but one of Bournemouth’s foremost restaurants.
telephone 01202 294723
Lola’s is different, a much loved, small warm friendly vibrant spanish restaurant serving homemade tapas, for those not wanting a quiet night in.
The only place to be on Sundays -Their free Tapa giveaway, when you buy drinks are not to be missed!
telephone 01202 557497 Directly on the Triangle facing the Library.
One of The triangles newest establishments. Mexican street cuisine, refined & with a contemporary twist. Bar with seating & take away on the ground floor for about 50 with relaxed dinning for about a further 50-60 upstairs with open glass view of kitchen. A must, and a great addition to the area.
telephone 01202 555282. Ojo Rojo site.
A lovely modern style true Italian Restaurant, warm, inviting and friendly, with outside terrace..
telephone 01202 294094
Rancho Steak House
Large fantastic steak house offering the finest of South American cuisine, and part of an already established business. A new fine addition to the area that we are proud to have on our door step.
telephone 01202 318023 Rancho steak house, 15-17 poole hill, BH2 5PW
A large, relatively new venue in The Triangle, Is a perfect all rounder with cocktail bar and Eatery - They don’t have a extensive menu, stone baked pizza or Tapas, they keep it simple but good. It also has a large dance floor and stage / live music. A fantastic, warm & inviting nightclub / loft bar for the over 21′s open until the early hours. Please check for details as regards to opening times / food- as subject to change. A fast evolving venue bringing some of the best the South has to offer.
telephone 01202 556113 Canvas Loft Bar, 45 Poole Hill, BH2 5PW
telephone 01202 291081
telephone 01202 553999
Founded in 2012, The UK’s first and only omelette bar found in the heart of The Triangle with at least 20 different fillings. Made with free range eggs, freshly prepared while you watch.
31b The Triangle, BH2 5SE telephone 01202 610784
This traditional fish and chips take away from the front hides a surprising beautifull fine Portugese Restaurant at the back. A must for any visitor enjoying Traditional Portuguese Food, with a large and varied menu and scope of meat dishes too.
12 lunch to 11pm open 6 days a week, closed on Mondays
Atlantico, 6 the triangle BH2 5RY; Telephone:01202 553574
Funchal by Night
Funchal is the Capital of Madeira – a very pretty place at night. A 30 – 40 seater small family restaurant established over 16 years ago. Specialising in Portugese Fish and meat dishes. Families welcome. Has just started 2014 with a smart major refit- check it out!
Opening hours: 10 – 3pm, 6 – 10pm
Address: Funchal by night, 158 Commercial Road
BLUE HILL’S (formally Tico’s, opened August 2015)
A smart, clean establishment with panoramic windows that look up towards Poole hill, serving fantastic breakfast’s, Lunch, sandwiches and cake, eat in or take away.Extremely popular with the locals who know, offering great food at great value.
113 – 115 Commercial Road, Bournemouth
telephone 01202 295971
Telephone 01202 236407
Happy Diner – (formerly oriental garden)
105 Commercial Road, BH2 5RT.
Telephone: 01202 240200
Also serving beers, wine, coffee and cakes.
Open 7 days a week 8am until 4pm
Telephone: 01202 257984
Address: Olive, 50a Poole Hill
Five minutes from the sea, five minutes from the centre of town, you couldn’t pick a better location!
Located on the beautiful south coast, Bournemouth is famed for its georgeous sandy beaches and high cliff tops. So why not visit the Triangle, only five minutes from the clifftops, with easy access to the sand and surf and a great view of Bournemouth Pier.
The Triangle is just uphill from the stunning Bournemouth gardens, which follow the route of the tranquil Bourne River. Despite its idylic surroundings the Triangle is a cornucopia of entertainment and culture with a selection of cafes, restaurants and bars, with live music, poetry and even a bit of theatre.
The Triangle is perfectly situated for a bit of retail therapy, right on the cusp of Bournemouth’s bustling highstreets. With its excellent public transport services the rest of the south coast is just a bus ride away.
Think Bournemouth, Think the Triangle – A Better Place
About The Triangle, Bournemouth – A Better Place, Website.
This website has been provided free and independently. It is not funded by any Resturant, Hotel, Bar or shop etc or indeed anyone mentioned. The views expressed and content are our own and they more than likely have been added without their knowing. We are local residents, not writers – so please excuse some of the writing. The information following is about us and our purpose.
About This site
It has been built to promote collectively the diversity and individuality of The Triangle, its eateries, shops and hotels - put together in the local community by people proud to live in this vibrant, cosmopolitan area of Bournemouth called: The Triangle.
We are always impressed by those who add, keep clean or improve the area that we live in.
The Triangle, Bournemouth
Truly A Better Place
I would like to thank:
Laura Angus Hughes for starting this project with me. (my daughter)
Gareth Collishaw (pictured below) for continually volunteering long hours and hard work to create this constantly evolving website and for adding the more professional touches to this community project. Fixing it when I mess it up!
Frankie Bolton, for her beautiful sunset photos
The Bournemouth Library for their help and assistance where sought.
Ben Thompson for all his design work on the The Triangle, Bournemouth – A better place Logo and contributions. He can be contacted on 07709518909
Joanne Thatcher for her work on raising finance for hanging baskets in The Triangle and now starting The Triangle Bournemouth Community Group Face book page, with the help of :
Paul Stenning. web developer in The Triangle
Tim Cullen - In The Triangle, with new up dated photos 2016
This website is one part of The Triangle – Bournemouth, a better place project.