Poole: home to one of the largest natural harbours in the world, award-winning sandy beaches, tons of pottery and Ryvita crispbreads. Well, yes - but what else? Loads, as it happens. Poole and its surrounding areas are fit to burst with places to explore, uncover and enjoy. Whether you're a visitor or a local and want to discover Poole's role in saving Labradors from extinction, where writer H.G. Wells' ashes are scattered, a ghost village that hasn't been inhabited since World War II, a structure built by one of James Bond's relatives, the home of a prime suspect in the Jack the Ripper case, the location for one of Coldplay's music videos, the best place to buy Sherbet Pips, or a very punctual miniature soldier, this guide will point them out, whisper some fun facts and little-known local knowledge in your ear and hopefully leave you raising your eyebrows and saying, 'Well, I never... '