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Brownsea Island

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Address: Brownsea Island, Poole BH13 7EE, England
Phone Number: +44 1202 707744
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Former private island complete with castle built by Henry VIII is now a...

Former private island complete with castle built by Henry VIII is now a wildlife sanctuary containing one of the last red squirrel colonies in Britain.

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A nature reserve and 'home' to the birth of the scouting movement.

The boat trip across is jolly, the bird reserve is fascinating, the peacocks strutting and giving voice will make you smile.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boat trip across is jolly, the bird reserve is fascinating, the peacocks strutting and giving voice will make you smile.

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Poole
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brownsea island is a fantastic place to take young children,we took our granddaughter & she loved every minute we were there from the ferry from the quay,to the chicken's & Peacocks when we had our picnic magical

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Thank K724QRstepheng
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Brownsea Island, the views of Poole Harbour and port is outstanding. It's one of the few places you can see red squirrels in their natural habitat, the island protected under the National Trust, so you will have to pay to get in however it's worth it even just to see the red squirrels. Visit the tea rooms which... More 

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midlands England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an island with lots of paths and trails around it beloved by Beavers, Cubs and Scouts as well as lots of school kids who went on residentials. There is wildlife everywhere, lots hides and places to watch it from. Beaches are great too. No traffic means it's perfect for little kids and they can run around to their hearts... More 

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Thank Radiohelen
Leicester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the boat trip across to the Island one Sunday morning from Poole Quay and it was fantastic, we went direct on the boat trip to the Island which took approx. 30 minutes, on the way back we took a detour of the Quay and saw all the great houses from the water side which took about 45 minutes... More 

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Thank Jussy2013
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please make sure you go to Brownsea. The National Trust staff are lovely, and go the extra mile to ensure you enjoy your day. We took a buggy ride with my mother, and were driven by a charming, informative gentleman, who is a fount of knowledge about the island and its rich and varied history. The little ferry trip over... More 

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Thank Christopher R
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting. Great day out for young and old alike. Loads to learn about the area And birds and the scouts.

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Thank Fran H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited there as a family with one child in wheelchair and one in a buggy We were taken aback as to how welcoming the national trust are to this island First up is the special wheelchair accessible boat that they have running a few times a week depending on high tide. You will have to see the website to... More 

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Thank Ari G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your idea of a great day out is to explore numerous habitats, hunt for wildlife and get close to nature, Brownsea Island is for you. There's even some history thrown in for good measure. Red squirrels, roaming deer, pompous peacocks and a multitude of seabirds are amongst the many creatures to call the island home, and you can find... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely island a great day out and really safe - loads of wildlife to see on the island and also great to see it so well used by scout groups from near and far... perfect for children and adults who love the outdoors

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