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Poole is a wonderful, historic coastal town with arguably the largest natural harbour in the world. The old town has Georgian houses, haunted pubs, a museum, the medieval Scaplens Court and many fine restaurants. In the town centre is a large shopping area.
Bournemouth, one of the best seaside resorts in England, has a population of 187,500. Seven miles of glorious sandy beaches are surrounded by Victorian architecture and the wonderful two mile long gardens. There is a buzzing nightlife and great shopping.
Southbourne, a suburb of Bournemouth, with a population of 19,000 has wonderful beaches and the well-loved Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre, where there is a nature reserve and ancient monument. It has a vibrant town centre with a great community spirit.
Christchurch, nestled between Bournemouth and the New Forest, has a population of just under 46,000. It is famous for its Food Festival and popular market days. Historic places to visit include the Priory, castle ruins and Red House Museum.
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