During your time at the United in Manchester Summer School, there will be opportunities to visit some of the amazing places in the north of England.
Read more about the places we organise trips to.
A delightful home of the Duke of Derbyshire, which you can share and enjoy. Last year students from the Summer School went of their own accord and had a very enjoyable time so this year it is one of our designated destinations. Popular belief is that it was a favourite place of Princess Diana so if it is good enough for a Duke and a Princess you will find it very good indeed. Let us hope the weather is fantastic because that will make a trip to Chatsworth a day to remember.
See the Chatsworth website
The Lake District
One of the most visited places in England and if you take this trip, you will find out why. The trip starts at Windermere when you can enjoy boating on the lake, visit Beatrix Potter and many more activities. You could take the boat across the lake and travel on the steam railway. If you like walking you will find many places to explore either at a robust (get year heart beating) or sedate pace. Take this trip and you will have the chance to fill your lungs with fresh air.
See the Lake District website
Think of Liverpool and the Beatles and the Mersey are probably the first things to pop into your head. But did you know that it’s also a Unesco World Heritage City and is home to the oldest Chinese community in Europe? Liverpool also has the distinction of being named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a designation that covers six locations in the centre of Liverpool including Pier Head, Albert Dock, and William Brown Street. The city is a popular shopping destination too, particularly around trendy Liverpool One, a 42-acre site dedicated to serious retail therapy.
See the Visit Liverpool website
Llandudno was popularised by Her Majesty Queen Victoria when she started taking regular holidays in the town once the railways had arrived there. You can enjoy the tranquillity and restfulness the town conveys to all its tourists in the same way as Queen Victoria did. As well as being restful, you can also explore the Great Orme and learn about the natural habitat. This trip was appreciated by last year’s Summer School students and will stay in your memory forever.
See the Visit Llandudno website
Get on you hiking boots and a woolly jumper (if the weather is on the cold side) but whatever the weather a visit to Snowdonia will be an invigorating experience. Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and you can choose to walk up and down or take the train or the train up and walk down or the other way round, your options are endless. On a clear day at the top you can see for miles and miles and the views are breath-taking, make sure you have your camera (not just your mobile), yes a mobile is OK for selfies.
See the Visit Snowdonia website
A seaside resort and a fun place to be. In fact the Abbey ruins form the basis of the Dracula story so when you are wondering around them scare you friends with the ghostly goings on. Mind you, it is a long steep walk before you arrive so make sure you had plenty to eat before you start the long trek up. What better food can you choose than the favourite English dish of President Xi, Jinping, fish and chips. However, you will also need to avoid the many small shops with intriguing things to buy on your way up if you are ever going to arrive there.
See the Visit Whitby website
There are over 2000 years of history to be enjoyed in York. The city contains many interesting buildings and a wall that embraces the city, a city build by the Romans. However, you can also appreciate more recent history, well about 200 years old, that of the railways because York was and still is a very important railway town. If history does not interest you, wander down the narrow but delightful shopping streets; be warned it will be very difficult to keep your money in your pocket (or your phone or bankcard).
See the Visit York website