Situated on the Dorset coastline, the charming town of Poole is situated just two and half hours away from London via train and offers a gateway to some of the finest destinations the continent has to offer.
With a strong maritime tradition, Poole is certainly one of the quainter and relaxing options when it comes to embarking on a cruise. The waterfront is filled with boats all throughout the year and is renowned for its water sports and maritime heritage. If choosing to extend your stay in Poole, you may be interested in learning more at the Waterfront Museum, housed within a 15th-century warehouse.
Alternatively, you can embark on a short boat trip to the nearby National Trust site of Brownsea Island, which is particularly known for its abundance of red squirrels and for being the birthplace of the Scout Movement.