The town of Poole is located in Dorset, along the English southern coast. The town can be reached from London via train in about two hours and it is well worth the trip, particularly in the summer when the city is home to a variety of fireworks displays. One of the most interesting sites to see in the Poole area is that of Brownsea Island, which is part of the National Trust, and is home to a massive population of very tame red squirrels. The island can be easily reached by boat. There is an admission fee to the island.
Poole is a coastal town that is located in the region of Dorset. Poole is also a seaport. The region of Dorset is located in the South Coast of England. The town of Poole is located only about twenty miles east of Dorchester and Bournemouth. Poole was made into a Borough in 1997. The town has gained administrative independence from the County Council of Dorset. Poole has a population of about one hundred and thirty eight thousand two hundred and eighty eight and it is the second large settlement within the region of Dorset.
Poole is a popular place with tourists and it attracts a large number of visitors who are interested in the history of the natural harbour. The other main attractions within the town are the beaches that have won awards and the Poole Art Centre.
The town of Poole had a large busy commercial port that is kept busy with cross channel freight and also ferry services for passengers. The town hosts the headquarters for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution that is commonly referred to as the RLNI. The town also hosts headquarters of some businesses such as the Sunseeker Company that is concerned with the manufacturing of luxury yachts. Poole is also the headquarters for the Merlin Entertainment firm.
The Royal Marines have a base that is within the harbour of the town. Poole also has a campus that is part of Bournemouth University and also the Arts of Institute at Bournemouth. Poole is located on the shores of the English Channel and it is located to the northern and Eastern sides of Poole Harbour.