Poole Accommodation near Quay, Seafront, Hospital,…
Poole is a large seaside resort and port town in the beautiful county of Dorset. The town has been continually occupied since before the Iron Age and got its present name in the 12th century when it was an important port for the wool trade. Always a busy harbour, it reached its heyday in the 18th century, with many of the buildings in the old town conservation area dating from this period.
With its interesting harbour, blue flag beaches and attractive seafront, the town centre of Poole is an ideal holiday destination, along with its more exclusive neighbour, Sandbanks. First class and cheap hotels, as well as well priced b&b’s are facing the seafront, quay and harbour area. Several Sandbanks hotel accommodations have superb sea views, and are within walking distance of the beach. Popular in Poole is aslo staying for the night close the General Hospital. Rest assured, plenty of affordable places to stay can be found nearby as well.
Why Stay Here ?
The harbour is the largest natural one in Europe, and the second largest in the world after Sydney, but it fell out of use in the 19th century as ships became larger during the Industrial Revolution, and its waters were no longer deep enough. Consequently the town’s prosperity began to decline, until it was revived by tourism in the 20th century.
During the Second World War it was one of the departure points for the D-Day landings in Normandy. The headquarters of the RNLI are based in the town and visitors can tour the lifeboat station on the quay.
There are plenty of things to see and do in Poole and the surrounding area. The conservation area of the town, where the hospital was originally sited in a Victorian building, is an interesting place to explore on foot. Here visitors will find the town’s museum with its stunning modern entrance leading into a converted 19th century warehouse.
The museum illustrates the history of the area and its people, as well as that of important buildings such as the hospital. Adjacent to the museum are the medieval town cellars where an extensive archive of local history is stored.
A walk around the busy Quay area is always interesting and if visitors are lucky they might see the elegant structure of the Twin Sails Lifting Bridge opening to let a boat or yacht through into the harbour. Boats leave from the Quay to go and see Brownsea Island.
The three miles of beach and seafront are popular destinations throughout the year whether for walking, swimming, sunbathing or taking part in water sports. The beaches, including Sandbanks, have golden sand and are patrolled regularly to keep them clean and safe. In the town centre there are plenty of shopping opportunities, such as the Dolphin centre, as well as the famous Poole Pottery.
The holiday resort of Bournemouth can easily be reached as well. Bournemouth boasts a large selection of seafront hotels and cheap bed and breakfast accommodations.
Budget Places to Stay near Harbour, Quay and Seafront
Visitors looking for low budget accommodation and cheap hotels in the town centre and surrounding area will find plenty of options including reasonable priced b&b’s, apartments for rent and chain hotels offering good discounts for bed and breakfast rooms. Some two and three star hotels can be found in converted Victorian family homes close to many attractions, harbour and seafront.
These properties offer comfortable and children friendly accommodation, many making a feature of using local produce for their bed and breakfast deals.
Many particularly good value B&B’s can be found in the suburbs of the town on the local bus routes. As well as searching for cheap hotels don’t forget to look for deals in campsites, holiday homes, inns, and caravan parks along the local coastline.
Hotels near Poole Quay
Situated on the Quay is modern Thistle. It overlooks the Harbour and provides bedrooms with Wi-Fi access, tea/coffee facilities and a private bathroom. Some guest rooms also have scenic harbour views. The Poole Quay Ferry terminal is a short walk from Thistle hotel. The ferry port offers connections to France and the Channel Islands.
Looking for a cheap place to stay ?
An excellent cheap place to stay is budget 2 star Quarterdeck Hotel. This great value for money establishment offers budget accommodation with free Wi-Fi. Nearby Poole Park features tennis courts and bowling green’s. The ferry service to France and the Channel Islands is within easy reach of the hotel.
General Hospital BH15 2JB
Poole Hospital is a NHS Foundation Trust Hospital. It’s located on Longfleet Road (part of the B3068 road), just below St Mary’s Church, in the Longfleet area of Poole approximately 0.5 miles (0.80 km) from the town centre.
Address Poole Hospital : Longfleet Rd, Dorset BH15 2JB, United Kingdom
Seaside resort town
Location : this seaside resort city is located in the south-western part of the country. Bournemouth International Airport is less than 10 miles away.
A regular coach service runs from town to Heathrow Airport and central London with connections to Gatwick Airport.
Region : South West England
County : Dorset
The Greyhound Stadium – Poole Stadium
(Poole Greyhounds, Wimborne Road, Dorset, BH15 2BP)
Stadium for dog racing situated right in the heart of town. The ground is also known as the Wave 105 Stadium.
Also home ground of Poole Pirates, a motorcycle speedway team.
((Off) School Lane, Oakdale, Dorset BH15 3JR)
Home ground of Poole Town Football Club. The nickname of the team is The Dolphins and home colours are red and white.
The County Ground
(The County Ground, Blandford Close, Hamworthy, Dorset BH15 4BF)
Home ground of Hamworthy United Football Club (H.U.F.C.). Team’s nickname is the Hammers.