Holidays in St. Peter's Church

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St. Peter\'s Church featuring heritage elements and a church or cathedral

Gaze up at the iconic spire of the founding church of Bournemouth, where the writer of Frankenstein was laid to rest.

St. Peter’s Church is a 19th-century structure of Gothic revival design. Its interior is particularly ornate with Gothic features and is home to impressive stained-glass windows and frescoes. One burial vault is the final resting place of the famous Shelley family, who made a huge mark on English literature. Meditate in the tranquil surroundings of the church and explore its pretty gardens.

Walk through the spacious nave and appreciate the Gothic art decorating the walls. Take a closer look at the stained-glass windows and frescoes created by the Clayton and Bell workshop in the late 1800s.

Visit the Shelley family vault that contains the remains of some of the biggest names in literature. Feminist travel writer Mary Wollstonecraft and philosopher William Godwin lie beside their daughter, Frankenstein author Mary Shelley, and the recovered heart of her husband Percy.

The church is proud of its ring of eight bells, which is the oldest and heaviest in the city. Capture photos of the impressive church that include its 200-foot (62-meter) spire, which you can see from many parts of the city and beyond. The church is made from Purbeck stone and Bath stone.

Note the Harrison Organ, which dates back to 1914 and was renovated in the 1970s. Attend choral services on Sunday to hear the exquisite mix of boys’ and girls’ choirs with adult altos and tenors.

The church took three decades to build, between 1844 and 1879. Visit it any day for prayer or a quiet walkthrough.

St. Peter’s Church is near the Bournemouth Lower Gardens in the center of the city. Stop at some of the other popular sites in the area, such as the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre and the Central Gardens. Use one of many bus stops near the church. From here, walk to the beach in just a few minutes.

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Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth
Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth
4 out of 5
Bath Road, Bournemouth, England
The price is AU$67 per night from 16 Dec. to 16 Dec.
Located in Bournemouth City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum and Oceanarium. Bournemouth Beach and Bournemouth ...
2.7/5 (896 reviews)
"Nice building nice pool"

Reviewed on 21 Nov. 2021

Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth
Hilton Bournemouth
Hilton Bournemouth
4 out of 5
Terrace Road, Bournemouth, England
The price is AU$177 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Located in Bournemouth City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bournemouth Lower Gardens and Bournemouth International Centre. Bournemouth Beach ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (693 reviews)
"Great hotel"

Reviewed on 12 Nov. 2021

Hilton Bournemouth
Hermitage Hotel OCEANA COLLECTION
Hermitage Hotel OCEANA COLLECTION
4 out of 5
Exeter Road, Bournemouth, England
The price is AU$85 per night from 22 Dec. to 22 Dec.
Located in Bournemouth City Centre, this beach hotel is steps away from Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre. Bournemouth Beach ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (615 reviews)
"Great location lovely room and very friendly staff would thoroughly recommend 😊"

Reviewed on 29 Oct. 2021

Hermitage Hotel OCEANA COLLECTION
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Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth
Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth
4 out of 5
Bath Road, Bournemouth, England
The price is AU$67 per night from 16 Dec. to 16 Dec.
Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth
Hilton Bournemouth
Hilton Bournemouth
4 out of 5
Terrace Road, Bournemouth, England
The price is AU$177 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Hilton Bournemouth
Hermitage Hotel OCEANA COLLECTION
Hermitage Hotel OCEANA COLLECTION
4 out of 5
Exeter Road, Bournemouth, England
The price is AU$85 per night from 22 Dec. to 22 Dec.
Hermitage Hotel OCEANA COLLECTION
Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth
Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth
3.5 out of 5
Upper Terrace Road, Bournemouth, England
The price is AU$117 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth
The Trouville Hotel
The Trouville Hotel
3 out of 5
5-7 Priory Road, Dorset, Bournemouth, England
The price is AU$72 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
The Trouville Hotel
Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel
Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
105 St. Michael's Road, Bournemouth, England
The price is AU$149 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel
The Orchid Hotel
The Orchid Hotel
4 out of 5
34 Gervis Road, Bournemouth, England
The price is AU$126 per night from 20 Dec. to 20 Dec.
The Orchid Hotel
ibis Styles Bournemouth
ibis Styles Bournemouth
4 out of 5
16 Gervis Road Cliff East, Bournemouth, England
The price is AU$201 per night from 1 Jan. to 1 Jan.
ibis Styles Bournemouth
Park Central Hotel
Park Central Hotel
4 out of 5
Exeter Road, Bournemouth, England
The price is AU$119 per night from 20 Dec. to 20 Dec.
Park Central Hotel
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