A picturesque town set along Dorset’s coastline, Poole boasts beautiful Blue Flag beaches and charming tourist resorts. The town has a large natural harbour that is a centre of activity while places like the Lighthouse Arts Centre and The Arts University College are major landmarks. Poole has been home to some famous people including Harry Redknapp and his son Jamie Redknapp, Edgar Wright and John Le Carr. Poole Quay attracts a number of people each year while St. James Church, the Court of Admiralty, Poole Park and Royal National Lifeboat Institution are popular sights in and around the town.
Poole has a wide array of businesses that operate out of its modern retail spaces and executive suites. Barclays Bank has an office in Poole as well as Sunseeker and Penske Cars Ltd. Siemens, Kerry Foods, American Express Bank, Fitness First and Merlin Entertainment are among the other companies you will find in and around Poole.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Poole offers host of exciting entertainment with a host of festivals taking place throughout the year. Summertime in the South and Beating of the Bounds are two of the major attractions. The Lighthouse Arts Centre is great for live music, performances and cinema. For families Splashdown theme park is within easy reach. Eating out in Poole is all about enjoying fare from different parts of the world. Starting at home, there is traditional British seafood available at Off Quay. The Guildhall Tavern brings in delicacies from across the Channel. Al Gatto Nero serves up great Italian food while Karma offers tasty Mediterranean cuisine.
Poole railway station offers connections to mainline services with a train that runs directly to London Waterloo that is popular with commuters. There are three other railway stations within easy reach including Branksome, Parkstone and Hamworthy. Poole Harbour has regular ferries that cross the English Channel to destinations in France, while road transport is provided through a combination of buses, coach-services and taxis. Bournemouth International Airport is close to the town and provides convenient air travel links.