Bournemouth is a large town and tourist resort, situated on the south coast of England. With a population of 164,000 it is the largest settlement in the ceremonial county of Dorset. Here is a list of the must do in Bournemouth. Visit the ghost of ‘Hermann the German’ who wanders the exhibits at the Bovington Tank Museum in search of his lost comrades. Explore the ruins of Corfe Castle, one of Britain’s most majestic ruins, the castle which controlled the gateway through the Purbeck Hills and had been an important stronghold since the time of William the Conqueror. Visit a stunning manor house which used to be frequented by famous writer, Thomas Hardy. Athelhampton House and Gardens is an outstanding 15th Century manor house containing fine furniture, set in extensive architectural gardens and famous for its stunning topiary pyramids; St. Peters Church in Bournemouth is where Shelley enthusiasts come to see the grave where the poet’s heart is buried along with his wife. She is remembered for penning “Frankenstein”. Also in the Shelley tomb lie her distinguished parents, William Goodwin, author of “Political Justice” and Mary Wollstonecraft, one of the original liberated women.