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4 Great Tourist Sites To Visit While You Study in the UK

Fri 06 May 2016

One of the most exciting things about studying abroad is seeing all the exciting sites your new country has to offer. Sightseeing is a great way to learn about local culture and history, as well as a fun way to practice your English skills in a real-world setting.  

For students preparing for courses in the UK, there are so many great sites to see that it’s difficult to know where to start. Students in London, for instance, have famous landmarks such as Big Ben, the London Eye, and Buckingham Palace all just a short journey from their campus. However, the great thing about living in the UK is that you also have the time to explore less well-known attractions, and discover your city’s hidden gems.

Read on to find out more about some great tourist attractions near your new campus.          

1. Get Inspired at the Charles Dickens Museum While You Study in the UK

All ONCAMPUS London students complete their pathway programs in Birkbeck College, with the British Museum, Piccadilly Circus, and other famous landmarks all nearby. But one great site you might not have heard about is the Charles Dickens Museum, which is just a fifteen minute walk from the campus.

Located in the Georgian house where Dickens wrote books such as Oliver Twist, the museum is packed with rare memorabilia. You can even book a “Dickens After Dark” tour and explore the house by candlelight! Who knows, you might even be inspired to pick up a few of the author’s novels, and improve your English skills by studying one of Britain’s true literary greats.   

2. Durham Cathedral: See One of Most Beautiful Buildings in the UK

Students applying to university pathway programs for the UK at the University of Sunderland will have the chance to visit one of the most beautiful buildings in the country. Located just thirty minutes from the city, The Durham Cathedral is one of the greatest examples of Norman architecture in Europe.

Durham Cathedral is one of the UK’s most beautiful buildings

3. Students in Foundation Courses in the UK Shouldn’t Miss the Lake District

Students applying to foundation courses in the UK who love the outdoors should also consider studying at the University of Central Lancashire, which is just a 40-minute train journey from The Lake District, England’s largest National Park. With twenty major lakes as well as beautiful surrounding hills, mountains, and woodlands, this stunning spot is the UK’s most popular hiking destination.

The Lake District is perfect for hiking

4. You Can Study in the UK in the Historic Somerset House

Students enrolled in pathway programs that go on to study at our partner college The Courthauld Institute of Art won’t even have to leave the campus to visit a famous landmark. The college is located in the magnificent Somerset House, a former Tudor place, and also includes The Courthauld Gallery, one of the finest small art museums in the world. Somerset House also hosts a number of concerts, and even an outdoor ice skating rink in the winter.

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