Here in land-locked West Berkshire, we’re a good hour’s drive from the nearest bit of coastline. However, it’s worth spending time exploring Poole, Sandbanks and beyond and this new book will show you how to do just that.
You could take a peek inside Princess Diana’s wardrobe. Have a picnic under Poole’s oldest oak tree. See where one of the prime suspects in the Jack the Ripper case lived. Make a splash with a mermaid’s tail. Eat some cake in a notorious smuggler’s old home. And visit the body of water that acted as a ‘stunt double’ for the Congo River in a Hollywood blockbuster.
Poole: home to one of the largest natural harbours in the world, award-winning sandy beaches, tons of pottery and Ryvita crispbreads. Poole and its surrounding areas, such as Wimborne, Wareham, Blandford and the Isle of Purbeck, are fit to burst with places to explore, uncover and enjoy.
111 Places in Poole That You Shouldn’t Miss By Katherine Bebo is out now.