Places of Interest

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Poole Park

Is just a few minutes walk from the Parkstone Yacht Club. The formal gardens within the Park are spread along a 55-acre lake. The gardens are ideal for a pleasant stroll with attractions for all the family, with the town centre close by.

Poole Quay and Old Town

The Old town is set on the edge of Europe's largest natural harbour and offering a unique combination of history, attractions, beaches and watersports, shopping and nightlife for all ages, Poole Harbour is one of the country's most popular sites for water activities. Three miles of safe, clean and golden sandy beaches with clear blue seas at their very best.Wander down the High Street from the Dolphin Shopping Centre where you will find Poole Old Town, with its mix of interesting smaller shops and many fine restaurants. Carry on to the end of the cobbled street and you will find the Quay.

Poole Quay is one of the town's premier visitor destinations. Along this historic harbour side quay are many famous visitor attractions, such as Poole Pottery, Purbeck Pottery, the Aquarium Complex, The Waterfront Museum and Scaplens Court Museum. First class restaurants and Public Houses are numerous along the quay and over look Brownsea Island, which can lead to a trip on one of Poole's many ferryboats.

Brownsea Island

The home of Lord Baden-Powell's Scout movement first camp in 1907, most of this five hundred acre island is operated by the National Trust and is open to the public from the 1st April to 1st October each year.

The Lighthouse

Opposite the Dolphin Shopping Centre, offers a Theatre, Cinema and Concert hall.