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Owned by the National Trust, Brownsea Island is dramatically located in Poole Harbour, with spectacular views across to the Purbeck Hills. Thriving natural habitats - including woodland, heathland and a lagoon - create a unique haven for wildlife...more
I really enjoyed brownsea island. There was some lovely walking, plenty of history to find out about its past and great sea views! Would visit again but not for a while as the ferry fares are a bit on the steep side. It would be...More
I wish we’d visited here before. The island is so much larger and varied than expected. Lots of other visitors on the boat over but hardly saw anyone else when we walked round the island. Great refreshments in the Villano cafe. Saw red squirrels, peacocks...More
Enjoyed wandering around and finally seeing a red squirrel. A bit expensive with the ferry fare and National Trust admission fee. Australian visitors who are staying for any length of time should join the National Trust before leaving as you will save "heaps" on free...More
Really enjoyed my visit here.
It’s a nice boat trip to get there.
The facilities are good and the cafe nice.
Great place to walk around and explore.
Super for wildlife and especially those little red squirrels.
An expensive visit by the time you have paid the ferry fair and the National trust fees, but a lovely island to visit and see the red squirrels and explore, you can visit the site of the first trial scout camp. There is lots of...More
Response from Brownsea_Island_NT | Property representative |
Hi there. There is a National Trust car park at Shell Bay on Studland if you are an NT Member, it is free to park there. Alternatively, there are pay and display car parks at Sandbanks and at Poole which are a 5 or 10... More
Hi there. There is a National Trust car park at Shell Bay on Studland if you are an NT Member, it is free to park there. Alternatively, there are pay and display car parks at Sandbanks and at Poole which are a 5 or 10 minute walk away from where the boats depart.