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Day Trips for Wet Days from
Bournemouth & Poole Backpackers Hostel


Trip One - Dorchester

Generally two trains per hour taking about 45 minutes. Historic County Town with Dorset County Museum and the Military Museum. On a nice day there's Maiden Castle (approx. 3km walk from Dorchester station) etc..

Dorchester County Museum

Dorchester Judge Jefferies

Dorchester High Street

Dorchester Thomas Hardy

Dorchester Deportation

Dorchester County Museum

Dorchester Military Museum

Dorchester Military Museum

Trip Two - Southampton

Generally 2-3 trains per hour taking around 30 minutes. Southampton City Walls, SeaCity Museum, Solent Sky Museum and WestQuay - a huge indoor Shopping Mall.

Southampton Walkabout

Southampton City Walls

Southampton Barr

Southampton Aviation Museum

Titantic exhibition at Southampton Maritime Museum

Trip Three - Poole

Generally 3 trains per hour taking 9-12 minutes. Very frequent bus services take a bit longer.

Poole Quay

Poole Quay

Poole Quay

Poole Quay

Poole Harbour

Poole Brownsea Island

Other Trips - Limited only by your imagination...


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