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A tourist resort and seaport, built around a natural harbour, and boasting family-friendly beaches, A bustling town with some interesting historical architecture, Poole’s Guildhall is one of the finest examples of the listed buildings, now housing the local court. Cross-Channel passenger and freight services operate from here, but a wander round the town before getting onboard is well worthwhile. Cruises around the harbour operate from the Quay, where the old warehouses now house a mixture of pubs, restaurants and apartments.

Brownsea Island nature reserve lies just offshore, delightful to visit on a local boat trip, but if you’d rather stay on terra firma, relax on one of the award-winning beaches, among the best in Britain.



A number of parks are found throughout the town, offering attractions to keep both children and adults amused, activities include tennis and miniature golf, while the lake hosts many water-sports including kayaking. Angling, diving, waterskiing and kite-surfing all take place in the sheltered waters of the harbour. A thriving yacht club can be found here as well. Back on dry land, visit the Arts Centre and relax at one of the plays, films or concerts hosted at the largest provincial arts complex in the UK.


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