Known for its lush green fields, winding roads and beautiful scenery, it’s impossible to say no! But, where in the UK should you visit? Here are our top picks for the best travel destinations in the UK, chosen specifically for students.
Cornwall is famous for its beauty. Tucked away at the very bottom of the UK, it harbours hidden beaches and long, sweeping cliffs along the English Channel. Here, you can visit Land’s End, the most westerly point of mainland England, as well as the Eden Project – a garden of two giant biomes, full of plants collected from many different climates and environments, something difficult to see anywhere else in the world. If that’s not enough to persuade you, Cornish pasties and Cornish cream should be! Your best option for accommodation is a holiday park – you can find the best holiday parks in Cornwall, which are fun for all the family.
Named fourth on the list of regions to visit by Lonely Planet in 2017, North Wales has a lot to offer, the coastal town of Bangor being its gem. Bangor is the ideal spot to access all of North Wales – from Snowdonia to Anglesey, it’s easy to get to whatever you’re looking for. There are plenty of activities for the more adventurous, including zip lines and an inland surfing lake to attract adrenaline junkies, but Bangor is also a hot spot for those who enjoy art and culture, home to two of the region’s best venues, Pontio and Storiel. With a university at the heart of this town, the cost of living and prices in Bangor are fairly low, meaning that, if you’re on a budget, it’s not hard to find a nice place to stay and some decent food for a good price.
For those who are looking for a city escape, Glasgow is the best place to look. The city has undergone plenty of updates and renovations in the past few years and has now become the beating heart of Scotland, boasting miles of shops, an incredibly broad range of cultures, and a bright nightlife. Glasgow often gets overshadowed by its partner, Edinburgh, but this means Glasgow is perfect for those travelling on a budget, as prices are much lower. The city is always busy and lively, and there’s an endless amount of culture as well as a strong community that makes you feel warm and welcome. The Science Centre, Cathedral and Kelvingrove Art Gallery all offer plenty of history and culture to keep you entertained, and for those looking for a little luxury, a trip to the Willow Tea Rooms (inspired by the works of Mackintosh) is a must for elegant afternoon tea.
These are just 3 of the top places in the UK to visit, all often wrongly overlooked – there are plenty more out there, but these are some of our favourites. Enjoy your trip!