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The University of Plymouth brings top-class learning to the South West

Founded as the School of Navigation in 1862, the University of Plymouth has grown to become the 15th largest university in the UK. Around 23,000 students now study at the university, which has a main campus based in the heart of the city, while it also operates partnerships in more than 30 different countries.

Discover life under the sea

There is plenty to discover and do while in the area visiting the university, with the National Marine Aquarium undoubtedly being one of the city's top attractions. The UK's biggest aquarium offers fun for all of the family, with its mammoth Atlantic Ocean tank being home to nurse sharks, sand tiger sharks and lemon sharks.

History and heritage

Visitors to Plymouth and the wider Devon area have the chance to go back in time at a range of brilliant attractions. The Royal Citadel in the city is a 17th century fortress which was originally built to defend the local coastline from the Dutch. Alternatively, those looking for a more sedate day out will enjoy the National Trust property of Saltram, which boasts a stunning Georgian mansion and plenty of landscape to admire and explore. Looking for a cheap hotel Near the University of Plymouth? Travelodge Plymouth Hotel is in an ideal location at the centre of the city, while Travelodge Plymouth Derriford Hotel is just a 12-minute drive away.