Poole is in Dorset, on the south coast of England.

Holes Bay, Poole

Get in

By train

Poole is about 2.5h from London with 2 trains per hour for most of the day. There are regular, quick and convenient trains on the South West Trains service, but rail fares are generally expensive, so be careful.

By coach

There are coaches between Poole bus station and London about once an hour, via Bournemouth.

By road

From the east, take the M27 until it becomes the A31. Continue past Ringwood, and follow the signs for Poole. From the west, come in on the A35.

By bus

There are regular buses on both the Wilts and Dorset and Yellow Buses services, however Wilts and Dorset buses tend to go further, with links to Southampton, Dorchester and Salisbury.





Most restaurants are along the quay, but there are a number of great eateries further into the Old Town.


There are lots of pubs along the quay and a little inland.


There are many hotels and guesthouses in Poole, especially in the town centre. There are also camping sites in neighbouring towns such as Swanage and Merley. There is a Youth Hostel in Swanage.

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