Poole, Dorset, England

Poole is a coastal town, port and tourist destination, situated on the shores of the English Channel, in the ceremonial county of Dorset in southern England. Poole is famed for having the largest natural harbour in Europe, and is one of the main centres of sailing in England.

Poole has a vibrant bustling atmosphere with plenty of restaurants, cafes and pubs, plus lots of visiting yachts and vessels. The quayside area is popular with great views across the harbour, the Cockle walking trail through the old town and the waterfront Museum. Other attractions include nearby Brownsea Island, beautiful beaches, harbour cruises and watersports. Poole's entertainment sites include Tower Park, the refurbished arts centre now known as The Lighthouse, Poole town centre itself and Bournemouth's clubs, bars and restaurants.

Things to See and Do

* Poole Waterfront Museum
* Sandbanks
* Cockle walking trail
* Brownsea Island
* Poole Pottery

General information

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (£)
Language – English
Land Area – 64.88 sq km’s
Population – 140,000
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44

Port Location – The town of Poole is centered on the port area, known as Poole Quay.

Transport Links –Poole is about 2.5hrs from London with 2 trains per hour for most of the day. There are four main train stations in Poole. There are coaches between Poole bus station and London about once an hour, via Bournemouth. Poole is about 20 minutes from Bournemouth International Airport.

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