From Poole Bus Station:
Exit Poole Bus Station, passing KFC, and follow the pavement all the way around the perimeter of the shopping centre. Stay on the left walk, underneath the flyover. When you come to the end of the pavement, you will see the train station on your right. From here, follow the directions below.
From Poole Train Station:
Exit the station onto Holes Bay Road (Platform 2 side), from the station platform or the subway. Crossing the dual carriageway, turn left and walk onto West Quay Road.
Map of driving directions to RNLI College
Travelling west on the M27, the road becomes the A31 to bypass Ringwood, Ferndown and Wimborne Minster. Stay on the bypass until you reach the roundabout junction signposted A349 Poole Town Centre and Ferry Port.
Follow the A349 and ferry signs until you reach the roundabout signposted A350 Poole Town Centre. Turn left here onto the A350 (Holes Bay Road).
Follow the dual carriageway, which skirts the bay. You should be able to see RNLI College and the lifeboats moored across the water.
At the next roundabout, at the end of Holes Bay Road, take the last exit and head left onto West Quay Road. RNLI College is on the right after about 200m.
Parking at RNLI College is very limited. If you must bring your own car, please go to the Gatehouse at the front of RNLI College, where security guards will advise.
RNLI College has been awarded the Bournemouth Tourism Award 2009 for Contribution to the Conference and Business Tourism Experience and the HRS Hotel Excellence Award 2010 for Excellence in Meetings. Further accolades include Eventia Awards 2010 Best Team Building Event winner, HBAA Awards 2010 finalist for Best Demonstration of Customer Service; AEO Awards national finalist for Unsung Hero and South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2010 finalist for Outstanding Customer Service.