Island in Poole

Brownsea Island

On this small, wooded island in the middle of Poole Harbour, trails weave through heath and woods, past peacocks, red squirrels, red deer and a wealth of bird life – the water-framed views on to the Isle of Purbeck …
Museum in Poole

Waterfront Museum

The building alone is worth seeing – a beautifully restored 15th-century warehouse. The star exhibit is a 2300-year-old Iron Age logboat dredged up from Poole Harbour. At 10m long and 14 tonnes, it's the largest to …
Beach in Poole


A 2-mile, wafer-thin peninsula of land that curls around the expanse of Poole Harbour, Sandbanks is studded with some of the most expensive houses in the world. But the white-sand beaches that border them are free, …
Historic Building in Poole

Custom House

The impressive red-brick Custom House dates from 1813 – look out for the Union Jack and gilded coat of arms.
Historic Building in Poole

King Charles

One of Poole's oldest pubs, the building dates from around 1150.
Historic Building in Poole

Old Harbour Office

The cream Old Harbour Office dates from the 1820s.