RNLI College Poole

Been a while since the last post, its close to Christmas so a weekend shopping trip to Poole, Dorset was organised not a camping trip to cold but we would be staying at the RNLI College in Poole, its a place I would never of thought of staying at but yes they have a hotel/conference centre its a 10 min walk from the train station and a short walk to the town centre.

Room with a view

We parked Kitty in the secure car park and she instantly made friends with these two chaps, so she was a happy little Defender. The rooms are beautiful with an amazing view, all unpacked off to Poole for a spot of shopping with a couple of cheeky ciders thrown in.




All shopped out and the light fading time to head back for a meal in the hotel restaurant, which I have to say was good, friendly staff good food.

After a goodnights sleep we set off for a day at Swanage with its little nik nak shops and of course the steam railway that was running Santa special’s. Swanage Railway



Next place on the bucket list was Durlston Castle that has a great little coffee shop, refreshed with a coffee and cake we explored the Victorian Castle and set off along the costal path to the light house

With time ticking by we decided to use the Bramble Bay Chain Ferry back to Poole which was cheap as chips.

To finish off it was a great weekend away The RNLI College its a great place to stay and an excellent base camp. Check out the links for more information.