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Brownsea Island, Poole

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In 1907, the first camp of the Boy Scout movement took place on Brownsea Island. Reach this historic campsite by public ferry. When you arrive, make your first stop the visitor's center. There you'll learn about the island's history and sites that shouldn't be missed during your visit, such as the castle. Shakespeare is performed at the Brownsea Open Air Theatre during the good weather months. Hike through the island's woodlands, filled with conifers and deciduous trees, and include a trek around the two freshwater lakes. It's the natural wonders of the island that drew Boy Scouts here over 100 years ago to hone their survival skills. To visit Brownsea Island on your trip to Poole, use our Poole vacation generator.
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  • Such a pretty island , lots of level walking and peaceful spots to sit and enjoy the views and the quiet  more »
  • What a treat to see the very rare red squirrel. So very funny to watch leap and bound climb etc. Forested Island with castle church and toilet facilities. Fantastic countryside with absolutely amazing...  more »
  • What a great island to visit especially as a scout. Great outdoors and wildlife with plenty to do and places to have a picnic The ferry over is a good trip we even saw some seals  more »