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All you need to know about Bournemouth University

It may be called Bournemouth University, but this venerable institution's main campus is actually situated in Nearby Poole. Known as the Talbot Campus, it's where the students' union and main library are located. A secondary campus, Lansdowne, is just outside Bournemouth town centre. Although only recognised as a uni since 1992, it has been a seat of learning since the early part of the 20th century.

Art, history and adventure in Poole

Dubbed 'the coast with the most', there are plenty of activities and places to visit in and around Poole. History lovers will adore Kingston Lacey, a National Trust property containing works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Titian and Brueghel, as well as the UK's largest collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts; iron age forts, a Roman road and water meadows are also visible in its 8,500-acre estate. The more adventurous may want to venture to Brownsea Island, the birthplace of the Scouting and Guiding movement, or sample life as our primate cousins do at the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure park.

Top tips for Bournemouth

Bournemouth itself is a vibrant seaside town with picturesque beaches, nature and wildlife areas, such as Hengistbury Head, and the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, housed in a Victorian mansion built by explorer Merton Russell-Cotes for his wife Annie in 1901. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Bournemouth University? Try Travelodge Cooper Dean Hotel, Travelodge Bournemouth Seafront Hotel or Travelodge Bournemouth Hotel, which are all a short drive away from the main Talbot campus.