5 places to visit in England over the Summer

Sarah Marsh - May 18, 2018

As a student, holidays can be quite expensive, so we have put together a list of places to visit in the UK, whether if it’s a weekend away or a day trip.

Lake District

The Lake District is by far the UK’s most popular national park.

Known as a popular holiday destination, for its famous lakes, forests and mountains, makes this is a perfect place to get away and take in the tranquil scenery.

With plenty of activities for you to do, such as water sports, mountain biking, archery and located in Whinlatter Forest there is Go Ape.

Whether you just fancy a walk around to take in the scenery, or want a fun adventurous day out, the Lake District is the perfect place to go.

Chester                     2hr 5m
Glasgow                   2hr 15m
Liverpool                  2hr 11m
Middlesbrough        4hr 25m
Newcastle                3hr 20m
Nottingham              4hr 8m
Sheffield                   2hr 44m
Sunderland              4hr 20m
Times may vary


The city of Brighton is vibrant, colourful & creative.

A great seaside resort perfect for a day trip, voted by many as one of the best beaches in England, this is the ideal location to soak up the sun.

Spend your afternoon at Brighton’s pier playing the slots, riding the dodgems and eating candyfloss, making the most of what Brighton has to offer.

Or If you’re in to your sightseeing visit Royal Pavilion, a 19th-century party palace built by the Prince Regent.

Chester                      3hr 19m
Glasgow                    5hr 49m
Liverpool                   3hr 33m
Middlesbrough         4hr 28m
Newcastle                 4hr 36m
Nottingham               3hr 11m
Sheffield                    3hr 36m
Sunderland               5hr 3m
Times may vary


York; A place of extraordinary cultural and historical wealth.

A medieval city is a must see for history lovers. Overhanging houses to traditional shopfronts makes this one of the most historic streets in the UK.

Within the street of York lies numerous museums, restaurants, cafes and traditional pubs to keep you busy.

If you want to explore even more visit York Minster; one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world.

Chester                      2hr 23m
Glasgow                    3hr 39m
Liverpool                   1hr 54m
Middlesbrough         1hr
Newcastle                 1hr
Nottingham               1hr 52m
Sheffield                    1hr
Sunderland               1hr 43m
Times may vary


Bristol is as well known for its landmark, Clifton Suspension Bridge as it is for Banksy’s street art.

The great thing about Bristol is that every August they hold The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, attracting over 130 Hot Air Balloons from across the globe, which is completely free!

If you are into your street art this is the place to visit, with murals left behind by the mischievous street artist Banksy.

There are a number of Banksy original pieces located throughout the city, with many of the pieces being controversial, Banksy is well-known for highlighting social issues and difficult subjects.

Chester                     3hr 29m
Glasgow                   5hr 36m
Liverpool                  3hr 37m
Middlesbrough         5hr 14m
Newcastle                 5hr 5m
Nottingham               2hr 57m
Sheffield                    2hr 45m
Sunderland               5hr 45m
Times may vary


Blackpool is another seaside resort, known for Blackpool Pleasure Beach; an old-school theme park with vintage wooden roller coasters, and the landmark Blackpool Tower which houses a circus, a glass viewing platform and the Tower Ballroom.

This is an ideal place to go as a day trip as there’s lots to offer. From walking down, the seafront, indulging yourself with Blackpool’s famous souvenir, rock (hard sweets), to a sea of activities including Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Sandcastle Water Park and more.

Another famous attraction Blackpool has to offer are the Blackpool Illuminations which are an annual light show along the Promenade.

Chester                     1hr 50m
Glasgow                    2hr 57m
Liverpool                   1hr 37m
Middlesbrough         5hr 14m
Newcastle                 3hr 48m
Nottingham               3hr 22m
Sheffield                    2hr 21m
Sunderland               4hr 41m
Times may vary

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