THINGS TO DO
Poole Town Centre has much to offer all year round and not only does Poole boast fantastic dining and drinking facilities, a shopping experience not to be missed, it also offers family fun for all to enjoy. Poole Town Centre is rich in history, character and as a destination offers an experience you'll never forget.
The town centre is situated in the heart of Poole and stretches from the waters edge at Poole Quay up to the Dolphin Shopping Centre. Poole has great historical heritage, something the town is very proud of. From humble beginnings the town centre grew up from the quay as it became one of the South Coasts most important medieval ports.
At the Quay and lower High Street you will find yourself surrounded by the stunning harbour and medieval buildings. In the main High Street you can see the Georgian Mansions and art deco style buildings leading into the Dolphin Shopping Centre.
High Street, Old Town & The Quay
Visit the Old Town and the Quay for a range of small, independent shops and good restaurants..
Dolphin Shopping Centre
Poole is home to Dorset's largest indoor shopping centre, The Dolphin Shopping Centre With over 110 stores including fashion, beauty, music, food and gifts, the Dolphin Shopping Centre has ample parking with a multi-storey car park adjacent with 1,400 parking spaces.
The Dolphin Shopping Centre is easy to access via public transport with Poole's central bus station right outside and the railway station just a 5 minute walk away. There are a number of taxi ranks outside the centre.
The High Street Market
Every Thursday and Saturday Poole hosts the weekly street market along the High Street and a genuine Farmers Market in Falkland Square on a Thursday. If all of this is too much for you, take a step back and watch the High Street come alive with street entertainment provided by professional and creative artists that wow the crowds. At various dates throughout the year.
Ashley Cross- is a small area around Ashley Cross Green with an eclectic mix of bars, restaurants, and contemporary shops. The green in Ashley Cross offers a lovely area to relax and holds events at different times of the year - see events listing.
Bournemouth - Bournemouth also has a number of good shopping venues such as Castlepoint Shopping Centre , The Avenue Shopping Centre and Bournemouth Town Centre.