Attractions in Poole

  • A superb 1/10th scale Model Town capturing the essence of a typical Market Town of Rural England during the 1950's and an interactive Hornby Model Trains and Tram working layout.

  • The church of St Cuthburga, Winborne Minster dates back over 1300 years. The current church is mostly Norman in origin although there are Saxon and Gothic features.

  • The Priest's House Museum is located in the heart of Wimborne Minster, on the high street opposite the Minster Church.

  • Large public park adjacent to Poole harbour. Contains several man made lakes and is a conservation area

  • Poole Guildhall is one of the town's most well known landmarks.

  • Pair of impressive chalk sea stacks located off the end of Handfast Point near Swanage. Named after local pirate, Harry Paye

  • University museum celebrating plastics in design. Collection contains over 8,000 international, historical and contemporary design examples

  • Located in East Dorset is Knoll Gardens, a year round tourist attraction that is attached to a nursery and is home to over 5,000 plant species including many rare varieties.

  • A model of the 17th century village with working water mill, situated in an acre of gardens. Courtyard tearoom and shop.

  • Large 11th century castle that now lies in ruins since it was slighted in the English Civil War. It still cuts a majestic form dominating the village below

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