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St James's church, in Poole Old Town

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A: Poole old town with the Guildhall

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B: Poole Quay

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C: Poole Docks View, UK

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D: View across Poole Harbour from the Quayside Apartments.

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View across Poole Harbour from the Quayside Apartments.

E: Poole Harbour from Poole Yacht Club

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F: Brownsea Island from Baiter Park, UK

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G: Upton House, Poole, UK

by Al Dunn, 3.0 km away

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H: Poole Harbour

by Sophie Morse, 3.6 km away

Poole harbour view from evening hill, the sun was low in the sky but the air was quite clear so one c...

Poole Harbour

I: Brownsea Castle, Poole Harbour

by Gary Davies, 3.6 km away

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J: Sandbanks Chain Ferry, Poole

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