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A short slideshow highlighting some of the reasons why Bournemouth is such a great place to come and study.

A short slideshow highlighting some of the reasons why Bournemouth is such a great place to come and study.

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  • 1. Bournemouth*The UK’s Best Beach Destination*Trip Advisor 2012
  • 2. Bournemouth at a Glance• Bournemouth offers an unrivalled holidaypackage – award-winning beaches, parks andgardens, and a packed programme of freeevents for everyone at any age. Plus a wealthof accommodation from cosy B&Bs to swankyocean-front four-stars, with prices rangingfrom £20 to £200 per night. And not forgettingthat every year we host the UK’s biggest freeevent of its kind – the Bournemouth AirFestival.• The town attracts 4.8 million visitors annuallyand tourism generates £464m to the localeconomy.• The facts speak for themselves:• Seven miles of golden sands with four BlueFlags and two Quality Coast Awards. Pluseleven Green Flags for Bournemouth’s parksand open spaces and a Purple Flag inrecognition of the management of the nighttime economy.• Two historic piers in Bournemouth andBoscombe.
  • 3. Bournemouth at a Glance• More than 200 hotels and guesthouses with 16,000bed spaces. The range includes high-end four-starslike the Highcliff Marriott and eco-chic GreenHouse Hotel. As well as funky boutique propertiessuch as the Urban Beach Hotel and newCottonwood Boutique Hotel, as well as dozens offriendly, family-run B&Bs.• Scores of top-quality restaurants, serving locally-sourced produce and some of the best seafood inBritain.• Year-round entertainment at the BournemouthInternational Centre featuring the likes of KatyPerry, Florence + the Machine, Billy Connolly andAlan Carr. There are also top shows at the PavilionTheatre, classical concerts from the BournemouthSymphony Orchestra, cool jazz bars, pulsatingnightclubs and comfy pubs.• Top attractions including the Russell Cotes ArtGallery & Museum. More than 2,000 acres ofaward-winning gardens, Oceanarium theBournemouth Aquarium, watersports academies,Pavilion Dance, superb shopping and much more.• Excellent transport system in town and beyond toPoole, Swanage and the Purbecks. WhileBournemouth International Airport has flights frommore than 50 destinations.
  • 4. Out and About• Dorset and the surrounding area offers natural beauty providing some ofthe most stunning scenery in the country. Home to rolling hills, ruggedcoastline, lush forest and of course, mile after mile of fantastic goldensandy beaches, the county is easily accessible, and is tailor made forexploring by car, foot or bike. Here are a few places to get you started.• The seaport town of Poole is home to the second largest natural harbourin the world. The historic Quay area offers many types of boat trips alongthis magnificent stretch of coastline and don’t forget to hop over toBrownsea Island, a wonderful nature reserve owned by the• National Trust.• The ancient New Forest, created as the hunting ground of William theConqueror, is ideal for the cyclist, walker or horse rider. Ponies, donkeysand cattle all roam freely through the Forest’s picturesque villages, likeBurley and Brockenhurst.• Wimborne is a quaint market town with a lovely Square and the beautiful12th century Wimborne Minster. The town has a very lively three-dayfolk festival in early June.• Weymouth, located to the west of Dorset, is a busy harbour town, withFleet Lagoon nature reserve located nearby. The town will host the sailingevents for the 2012 Olympic Games.• Dorset’s Jurassic Coast is a stunning World Heritage site, recording 185million years of history in its rugged cliffs. Take in Durleston Head,Dancing Ledge, Lulworth Cove and don’t miss Durdle Doors’ famous rockarchway. A camera is a must!• The small village of Studland on the Isle of Purbeck is known for itsNational Trust beach and nature reserve, which is home to all six types ofBritish reptile. Studland Bay, protected by Old Harry Rocks, has greatviews of the Isle of Wight and Studland itself served as Enid Blyton’sinspiration for Toytown in the classic Noddy books.
  • 5. Out and About• Just inside the Wiltshire border to the north is Salisbury,whose cathedral has the tallest spire in the UK. Thecathedral also has the best preserved copy of the originalMagna Carta. Steeped in legend and folklore, the Salisburyarea also boasts one of Britain’s best historic sites -Stonehenge.• Corfe Castle is an iconic survivor of the English Civil War,with over 1,000 years of history packed in its dramaticruins. Perched on a hill, the castle site has great panoramicviews of the surrounding countryside, overlooking thedelightful village.• In the most easterly borough of Dorset is Christchurch,whose harbour is the meeting point for the rivers Avon andStour. The impressive Priory which gives the town its name,dates from the 11th century, while the ruins of ChristchurchCastle pre-date the Norman Conquest. The art deco RegentCentre stages plays and films and the town holds a weeklymarket.• Other things to consider are hopping on a ferry to the Isle ofWight and discovering• why it is a designated Area of Natural Beauty, walking 18miles in the shingle of Chesil Beach, from Portland to WestBay, visiting T. E. Lawrence’s (Lawrence of Arabia) cottageClouds Hill, Wareham, and going to Shaftesbury and seeingGold Hill, the steep, cobbled street from the memorableHovis advert.
  • 6. Love Food? Love Bournemouth• Bournemouth is crammed with top-rated eateriesserving locally-harvested produce, from cosy tea roomsand heart-warming pubs to award-winning cliff-toprestaurants and stylish seafront brasseries.• Dorset provides a wealth of excellent food and drinkincluding smoked meats, cheeses, organic meat,speciality breads, ice-creams and fruit. And there areplenty of farm shops, smokeries and artisan centres inthe area to purchase gourmet hampers, preserves,pates, cured game, poultry and, of course, fish.• And, when it comes to seafood, there’s nowherebetter. Tuck into the freshest sea-bass with a lemonand tarragon bleu blanc, the crispiest pan-friedmackerel or a juicy lobster salad with marinated fenneland spicy guacamole.• On the menu of one of the resort’s most popularrestaurants, The Print Room, you’ll find plenty ofchoice from local producers including scallops andcrab, Burley squash, Hurn mushrooms as well assucculent Dorset pheasant and West Moors ham.• Situated just steps from the sea, Urban Reef restaurantoffers Purbeck lamb, New Forest venison, Dorsetsausages, apple tart and excellent Blue Vinny anddrum cheddar cheeses on its Dorset cheese board. Therestaurant’s owner is passionate about local food,even owning his own small farm in the New Forest toharvest produce for his restaurant and hotel.
  • 7. Love Food? Love Bournemouth• Visit the Highcliff Marriott and you’ll encounterplenty of local produce, tuck into mouth-wateringsmoked mackerel tian, local seasonal scallopsserved with butternut squash puree, alongsidefresh seafood and fish dishes.• Finger sandwiches, delicious pastries, crumblyscones with fruit-stashed jam and clotted cream –nothing beats a Dorset cream tea. Why not splashout with a martini tea at the Norfolk Royale Hoteland relax in Edwardian splendour? Or head to theCumberland Hotel, a beautiful Art Deco hoteloverlooking the bay, and tuck into a selection ofDorset cheeses, grapes and home-made chutneysalong with a refreshing cuppa or glass of fizz.• Slow-braised cuttlefish, champagne-cured mackereland Dorset-farmed Artic char are among theoptions on the menu at the Green House Hotel,along with a tempting choice of Dorset wines.• In addition to our wines, there are plenty of localbreweries and cider farms to quench raging thirsts.
  • 8. Bournemouth in 2013• Bournemouth Bay Run – 7thApril – BournemouthSeafront (Half Marathon 10k, 5k and fun run)• Classic Cars On The Prom – 14thApril every Sundayuntil 29thSeptember – West Overcliff Promenade• Bandstand Performances – May – Beginning ofSeptember – Bournemouth Lower Gardens• Bournemouth 7’s Festival – 24th– 26thMay –Bournemouth Sports Club• Pinewalk Art Exhibition – 25thMay – 8thSeptember –Bournemouth Lower Gardens• Family Adventure Festival – 31stMay – 2ndJune –Various locations around Bournemouth• Bourne Free – 12th– 14thJuly – Bournemouth LowerGardens and Triangle• Bournemouth Family Festival – 25thJuly – MeyrickPark• Friday Family Fiesta – 26thJuly, 2nd, 9th, 16th& 23rdAugust – Bournemouth Seafront and LowerGardens• Kids Family Fun Festival – 29thJuly – 25thAugust –Bournemouth Lower Gardens
  • 9. Bournemouth in 2013• Candlelight Nights – 31stJuly, 7th, 14th& 21stAugust –Bournemouth Lower Gardens• Thai Festival – 4thAugust – King’s Park, Boscombe• Bournemouth International Beach Tennis – 17th&18thAugust – Boscombe Beach• Beach Vollyball National Finals – 24th– 26thAugust –Boscombe Beach• Bournemouth Air Festival – 29thAugust – 1stSeptember – Bournemouth Seafront, LowerGardens and Town Centre• Bournemouth Visual Effects and Animation Festival– 25th– 29thSeptember – Various locations aroundBournemouth• Bournemouth Arts Festival by the Sea –September/October TBC – Various Locations• Bournemouth Marathon Festival – 5th– 6thOctober• Halloween Celebrations – 31stOctober –Bournemouth Lower Gardens• Christmas Light Switch On in Bournemouth – 24thNovember – Bournemouth Town Centre• Christmas Events
  • 10. Bournemouth in 2013• Candlelight Nights – 31stJuly, 7th, 14th& 21stAugust –Bournemouth Lower Gardens• Thai Festival – 4thAugust – King’s Park, Boscombe• Bournemouth International Beach Tennis – 17th&18thAugust – Boscombe Beach• Beach Vollyball National Finals – 24th– 26thAugust –Boscombe Beach• Bournemouth Air Festival – 29thAugust – 1stSeptember – Bournemouth Seafront, LowerGardens and Town Centre• Bournemouth Visual Effects and Animation Festival– 25th– 29thSeptember – Various locations aroundBournemouth• Bournemouth Arts Festival by the Sea –September/October TBC – Various Locations• Bournemouth Marathon Festival – 5th– 6thOctober• Halloween Celebrations – 31stOctober –Bournemouth Lower Gardens• Christmas Light Switch On in Bournemouth – 24thNovember – Bournemouth Town Centre• Christmas Events