International students: make the most of your time in the UK

Monday 30 May 2016

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If you are studying in Newcastle we have recommended some weekend trips to various cities throughout the UK in order for you to explore our beautiful country.   Most cities are easily accessible by train or by plane.   

 

London

 

London is the UK capital & site of Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey.  Across the Thames there is the London Eye observation wheel that provides panoramic views of the entire city.

 

 

Edinburgh

 

Edinburgh is the Scottish capital and is home to Arthur’s Seat and an extinct volcano in Holyrood Park with sweeping views from its peak.   Edinburgh Castle looms over the city and is home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, traditionally used in the coronation of Scottish Rulers.

 

 

York

 

York is a walled city in Northeast England that was founded by the ancient Romans.  Its huge 13th century Gothic cathedral, York Minster, has medieval stained glass and 2 functioning bell towers.  The Monk Bar gate houses an exhibition tracing the life of 15th century Plantagenet King Richard III.

 

 

Liverpool

 

Liverpool is a historic maritime city in Northwest England, where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea.  It is most famous for being the hometown of the Beatles.

 

 

Manchester

 

Manchester is a major city in the Northwest of England with a rich industrial heritage.  There is an Imperial War Museum North and The Lowry cultural centre.  The city is also famous to Manchester United. 

 

 

Glasgow

 

Glasgow is a port city on the River Clyde in Scotland’s Western Lowlands.  Today it’s a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene.

 

 

Belfast

 

Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital, is a port city known as the birthplace of the RMS Titanic and for its political murals, documenting the ‘Troubles’ of the 20th century. 

 

 

Loch Ness

 

Loch Ness is a large, deep, freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands extending for approx. 23 miles southwest of Inverness.  Its surface is 52ft above sea level.   It is famed for the Loch Ness monster with large number of tourists visiting each year in the hope of catching site of the monster.

 

 

Durham

 

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in the North East England.  The city sits on the River Wear and houses the Durham Cathedral and the prestigious Durham University.

 

 

We hope that you will take advantage of your time in the UK and visit one of the many cities above.  Trains can be booked by visiting National Rail and planes can be booked by visiting Newcastle Airport.

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