Visit Poole and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Poole, Dorset. Its suburbs merge with Bournemouth producing a vast seaside conurbation. However the character of Poole is different to Bournemouth. Poole has a huge natural harbour, over 100 miles in circumference. Sitting within are vast numbers of yachts and other pleasure boats. There are twice the normal number of high tides and this means it is seldom muddy. You can get from Sandbanks to Shell Bay by car ferry.
Though the town does not look old it nevertheless has history. In the early Middle Ages it became the county's chief port at the expense of Wareham. For the next few centuries Poole took on a swashbuckling character as buccaneers used it as a base from which to rob the ships of France and Spain. Smugglers operated in the surrounding creeks. The Roundheads made it one of their strongholds during the English Civil War. In the 18th and 19th centuries trade between England and Newfoundland proliferated via Poole and some of its inhabitants actually emigrated to there.
Nearby towns: Blandford Forum, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorchester, Keyhaven, Lymington, New Milton, Wareham, Wimborne Minster
Nearby villages: Ashington, Ferndown, Longham, Milford on Sea, Stapehill
Have you decided to visit Poole or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Poole bed and breakfast (a Poole B&B or Poole b and b)
- a Poole guesthouse
- a Poole hotel (or motel)
- a Poole self-catering establishment, or
- other Poole accommodation