The Cherbourg Poole ferry route connects France with England. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Brittany Ferries. The crossing operates up to 7 times each week with sailing durations from around 4 hours 15 minutes.
Cherbourg Poole sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Cherbourg Poole route is a car and 2 passengers.
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.
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.