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Postcode: BH15 | code search
Population: 142000
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Birthplace of:
John Le Carre Thomas Bell David Croft
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Folk Customs:
Purbeck Marblers Football Ceremony
The Dorset Ooser

Poole Events

Easter Egg Hunts

Fathers Day at Farmer Palmers

Shakespeare at Brownsea Theatre

Shakespeare at Brownsea Theatre

Farmer Palmer's Halloween Fun
Poole Literary Festival

Farmer Palmer's Halloween Fun

Farmer Palmers Carol Service
Santa visits Farmer Palmers

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Parkstone Cars
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Shah of Persia
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Farmer Palmer's
"I can't begin to rave about Farmer Palmer's enough.....I live in London and fancied taking my two little ones out for the day, I have Jake who's 3 and Issac ..." More

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Latest reviews | Events in Poole | 10 Places to Stay

Poole offers a vibrant mixture of rich historical heritage and culture combined with a cosmopolitan image that is growing by the day.
Boasting Europe's largest natural harbour and golden, European Blue flag beaches Poole offers a truly outstanding setting for a wide variety of watersports; from the traditional sailing to the more extreme sport of kitesurfing. This new craze being recently showcased at Poole's annual Animal Windfest championships.
If you are looking for something a little more relaxing Poole Quay offers an atmosphere like no other. Sit back and relax in one of the many bistros, restaurants and traditional pubs that line the historic quayside whilst enjoying the picturesque views of the harbour and the stunning coastline. The Quay is also home to the famous Poole Pottery offering something for all the family. The Waterfront Museum just back from the Quay offers a fascinating look into the past. To really experience Poole's rich historical past pick up a copy of the Cockle Trail at the Tourist Information Centre, which will take you on an intriguing walk around the Old Town.
A stones throwaway and you enter Poole's bustling High Street, which is home to many unique shops and at the upper end Dorset's largest indoor shopping centre, the Dolphin centre, with over 100 popular stores in an attractive and lively setting.
Poole has a wide variety of attractions on offer for all ages. From a relaxing stroll around the gardens of the world at Compton Acres or boat trip around the harbour, to an action packed, fun filled day at the south's largest entertainment complex Tower Park, which offers activities ranging from the latest releases at the 10 screen UCI cinema, ten-pin bowling or exhilarating wild water slides at Splashdown.
If you have built up an appetite at the end of the day, Poole has no shortage of quality award winning restaurants offering a range of mouth-watering cuisine with local freshly caught sea food at the top of many restaurants menus. Many of these restaurants and menus where involved recently in the successful Taste 2001 food festival, sponsored by Prowting Homes. This 10-day festival showcased the quality and diversity of Poole restaurants through numerous events and specially designed menus. Population 142,000


Branksome Chine Beach
Brownsea Island
Compton Acres
Farmer Palmer's
Peacock Gallery
Poole Museum
RNLI Headquarters and Museum
Sandbanks Beach
Scaplen's Court Museum
The Ark
Upton Country Park
Waterfront Museum


Premier Inn Poole Centre (Holes Bay) *book online*
Premier Inn Poole North *book online*
Thistle Poole *book online*


Beacon Hill Touring Park
Rockley Park Holiday Park
Sandford Holiday Park

Care Home

Mitchell House




UCI Poole


Dance - Mo'jive
Yoga - Poole Yoga Centre




Poole Borough Council


Adelstone Dental Practice
Alder Road Dental Surgery
Dolphin Dentalcare
Madeira Dental Care


Canford Heath Group Practice
Carlisle House Practice
Dr Newman's Practice
Heatherview Medical Practice
Herbert Avenue Practice
Poole Night Doctor

Estate Agent

Atkins Estate Agents
Connell Estate Agents
Jerrard Keats & Wolley
Newman Tony

Nigel Travers
Palmer Snell
R & S Estate Agents
Rosser & Sturman

Golf Club

Bulbury Woods Golf Course
Dorset Golf and Country Club
Parkstone Golf Club

Health and Fitness Club

Esporta Health & Racquets Club
Holmes Place East Dorset
LA Fitness
Robin James Lifestyle Salon & Spa

Holiday Park

Rockley Park Holiday Park
Sandford Holiday Park


Antelope Inn
Shah of Persia


Farmer Palmers Car Boot Sale

Performing Arts

American Line Dancing School
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
LIghthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts

Showbiz Academy

Pub and Bar

Angel Inn
Brew House
Conjurors Half Crown
Dorset Knob
Guildhall Tavern Ltd
Kings Head
Lord Nelson
New Inn
Poole Arms
Potters Arms
Red Lion
Shah of Persia
Victoria Cross


Branksome Beach Restaurant
Clipper Restaurant
Guildhall Tavern Ltd

John B's
Long Johns
Shah of Persia
Storm Fish Restaurant
The Thai Restaurant
Warehouse Brasserie


American Line Dancing School
Uplands School
Yarrells School


Classic Cottages
Dream Cottages
Rockley Park Holiday Park


Dickinson Manser
Jacobs & Reeves


620620 Ltd
Ariel Taxis
Black & White Radio Taxis
Come Lucky Cars
Nationwide Cars

Parkstone Cars
Procab (private hire)


Brownsea Open Air Theatre
LIghthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts


Holton Lee


Walton Lodge Veterinary Group

Sports Clubs

Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers (Cycling)
Branksome & Pinewood LTC (Tennis)
Commandokwai (Martial Arts)
East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Crocquet Club (Tennis)
Lytchett Minster Rugby Club (Rugby Union)
Parkstone Yacht Club (Sailing)
Poole (Women's Hockey)
Poole (Men's Hockey)
Poole CSC (Cycling)
Poole Town CC (Cricket)
Poole Yacht Club (Sailing)
Wessex Judo Club (Martial Arts)


Lakeside Florists

Cycle Paths
Compton Acres
Woodlands Nurseries
Pets At Home Ltd
Pets Cabin
Twelve Green Acres
Rolands Pharmacy
Keith Tempany
Vincent Footwear
Guidhall Gallery
Dimartech Studios &
The Study Gallery
R.C Arts
Michael Weber
Guildhall Pine Picture
Majestic Wine
Robert Dyas
PC World
Slepe Farm Ltd
Shakes rattle 'n'rolls
H Samuel
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Rowlands Pharmacy
Ashely Cafe
The Fishermans Cafe
Four And Twenty Blackbird Tea Rooms
Bay Cafe
Deli On The Quay
Courtyard Candies & Chocolates
Truely Scrumptious
PJ Jones High Class Butcher
Margie's Mediterranean Deli
Peacock Gallery
Emmaculate Soft Furnishings
EB Fabrics
Big Matt’s Menswear
Seeker Photography
Perry Optometrists
Trueboy Clothing Co




Land and Wave Ltd(Adventure)

The Bowmen of Lytchett(Archery)
Brownsea Island Ferries Ltd(Boat Trips and Cruises)
Canoe Tours(Boat Trips and Cruises)
Purple Pelican Boat Hire(Boat Trips and Cruises)
Action Bikes(Cycling)
Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers(Cycling)
Poole Wheelers CC(Cycling)
Ocean Blue Charters(Fishing)
Sea Fishing Poole(Fishing)
Absolute Aqua(Water Sports)
Cool Cats Watersports Centre(Water Sports)
Cool Cats Watersports Centre(Water Sports)
Divingstyles(Water Sports)
FCWatersports(Water Sports)
H2O Windsurfing(Water Sports)
Harbour Challenge Outdoor Education Centre(Water Sports)
Moonfleet Sailing(Water Sports)
Poole Harbour Boardsailing(Water Sports)
Poole Sailing Ltd(Water Sports)
Poole Windsurfing(Water Sports)
Redwing Racing Ltd(Water Sports)
Rockley Watersports(Water Sports)
Rockley Watersports(Water Sports)
Spinnaker Yachts(Water Sports)
The Waterboard(Water Sports)
Yellow Penguin Ltd(Water Sports)

Places to Stay near Poole

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The Merchant House (0.77 miles)

The Merchant House
Situated on Poole Quay, The Merchant House is a stone's throw from the waters edge. This lovely Georgian house has been beautifully transformed into a stylish boutique bed and breakfast. Elegant rooms all en-suite, lcd ... More | visit website
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Hotel du Vin Poole (0.77 miles)

Hotel du Vin Poole

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In close proximity of Poole Harbour, a popular stopping-off point for yachts and cruisers, Hotel du Vin and Bistro Poole offers 38 bedrooms and suites featuring handsprung mattresses, fine Egyptian ... More

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Quarterdeck Hotel (0.91 miles)

Quarterdeck Hotel

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The Quarterdeck is a friendly relaxing Hotel situated overlooking Poole Park; which consists of over 100 acres of Park land; lakes and amenities including bowling greens tennis courts & a ... More

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Blue Shutters (1.13 miles)

Blue Shutters
The Blue Shutters is an Edwardian guest house with free off-road parking offering a range of en-suite accommodation all with TV, Refreshment Tray, iPod dock, Wi-Fi. Convenient for visiting the award-winning beaches of Sandbanks and ... More | visit website
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Viewpoint Guest house (1.32 miles)

Viewpoint Guest house
Steve and Heather invite you to stay at their luxuriously refurbished home. We have recently carried out extensive refurbishment of our guest house to now offer a modern and contemporary feel. Our bedrooms boast luxury ... More | visit website
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Salterns Hotel (1.69 miles)

Salterns Hotel

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A stylish AA 3-star Hotel with panoramic views over Poole Harbour, Sandbanks and Brownsea Island. Set in an area famous for its history and outstanding natural beauty. The award winning beaches ... More

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Premier Inn Poole North (1.90 miles)

Premier Inn Poole North
Ideally located within easy reach of the A31 and M27. Local attractions include the New Forest, award-winning beaches and Monkey World. For shops and local amenities Poole town centre is only 2.5 miles away. Our Poole ... More | visit website
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Harbour Heights (2.60 miles)

Harbour Heights

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Originally built in the 1920s and transformed into a modern classic, this serene boutique hotel is characterised by contemporary elegance and stunning panoramic views across Poole Harbour. The Harbour Heights Hotel offers ... More

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Milsoms Hotel Poole (2.71 miles)

Milsoms Hotel Poole
The elegant village of Canford Cliffs sits on a hill-top close to Poole Harbour, the Purbeck Hills and some of the best beaches in the country.
Milsoms hotel is situated above the stunning Loch Fyne Restaurant ... More | visit website

Classic Cottages (2.81 miles)

Known as the gateway to the Purbecks because of its ferry link to the idyllic Studland shore, Sandbanks is a sandy peninsula connected to the mainland by an isthmian road. Home of the Royal Motor Yacht ... More

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