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Cherbourg to Poole Ferry

The Cherbourg Poole ferry route connects France with England and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Brittany Ferries service runs up to 10 times per week with a sailing duration of around 2 hours 29 minutes while the Condor Ferries service runs up to 2 times per week with a duration from 6 hours 25 minutes.

So that’s a combined 12 sailings on offer per week on the Cherbourg Poole route between France and England. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

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Cherbourg Poole Ferry reviews

  • "Poole to Cherbourg"

    Excellent and on time

    'Barfleur' travelled on Barfleur

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  • "Nearly Stranded"

    Brittany Ferries were fabulous and very understanding under the circumstances, as we were informed by them, that the amendment made to our booking through directferries on the 15th January 2020 at a cost of an extra £45, was not recognised by them and they had not been informed of the change or recieved the payment thereof from Directferries. In view of the current emergency this could have left us stranded in England before the ferry services were suspended. We hope that Directferries reimburses Brittany Ferries for our amendment charge and we will not be using Directferries in the future.

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  • "Ferry trip: out on March 1st, return o March 3rd"

    Everything went well, really nothing to complain about. The ferry ride was great, ferry people we interacted with were very helpful. My wife left her backpack in her seat when we were leaving and we were notified prior to leaving so that she could retrieve it.

    'Barfleur' travelled on Barfleur

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  • "Barfleur Cherbourg to Poole."

    Friendly courteous staff,ship is always clean and well organized make about a dozen crossing each year always good.

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Cherbourg Guide

The French city and port of Cherbourg is located on the Cotentin Peninsular in the north west of France. Invaded by the Vikings in the 9th century who were instrumental in developing Cherbourg into a port, the city has a long history. In Napoleonic times the harbour was fortified in order to prevent a British naval assault on it. Underwater obstructions were sunk at intervals across the harbour entrance which were eventually replaced with piles of masonry rubble. The works began in 1784 and were not concluded until 1850, long after Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of Waterloo.

There are many things to see and do in Cherbourg including the Cite de la Mer (the city of the sea) which is a museum dedicated to maritime history. The museum was opened in 2002 and is housed in the cruise terminal at Cherbourg port. Visitors to the city may also choose to take a leisurely stroll in the Jardin de la Roche Fauconniere which is a private botanical garden located in the Parc de la Fauconniere. Established in the 1870's the gardens contain roughly 3,400 specimens, many of which come from the Southern Hemisphere.

Poole Guide

The medieval port town of Poole is located in the south coast of England an the county of Dorset. The town lies on the English Channel coast and is full of tourist attractions and activities, such as its famous pottery and Poole Park. Other popular sights in and around the town include Poole Harbour and the Sandbanks Peninsular which provide excellent facilities for boating and water sports in general. In this area there are also some well respected restaurants and cafes, a number of historic 18th century buildings and some lovely waterside hotels.

Dorset's beaches are some of the best in the United Kingdom and are sometimes called the 'Florida Keys of British beaches'. Poole itself has over 5 km of beaches which are popular with both locals and tourists. The most vibrant part of the town is Poole Quay where there are many restaurants and bars to enjoy. Festivals and events in the town include the Poole Summer Breeze, the largest beach party, held every Thursday night in the summer, with live music, a fun zone for families, barbecue areas and a spectacular firework display.

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