Global Campus Trips

Global Campus Trips give you the chance to join us as we visit different cities and areas across the north of England. Get the most out of your time studying in a new country by exploring interesting places and immersing yourself in a different culture!

Our trips are great value for money, providing direct travel to and from each location, and you’ll be accompanied by our friendly Global Guides. We are running 4 trips per semester - read full details about each trip below. You can even save more money with a semester pass, which gives you access to all 4 trips at a discounted price. Buy your tickets here


Semester Two


Saturday 1st February

Statue of The Beatles at Liverpool Albert Dock

Visit the hometown of The Beatles, learn about the history of the Albert Dock, see the city's beautiful cathedrals and explore the art galleries and shops! 

Liverpool is a city with unique attractions, exciting events, world class sport offerings, unrivalled musical heritage and famously warm welcomes. With the largest collection of museums and galleries anywhere outside of London, Liverpool’s culture and heritage are at the very heart of the city. 

Liverpool is in the North West of England and is the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the UK. Liverpool is known for maritime history, world-beating musical heritage, two of the Premierships biggest football teams and not one, but two majestically different Cathedrals. It is now bulging with fabulous new shops, buzzing new restaurants, hip hotels and trendy wine bars, as well as a world class cultural offering with more museums and galleries any­where outside of London. Not forgetting its inhabitants, of course, who are famously friend­ly and will welcome you with pride!

The cost of this trip is £45, whereas it would cost around £65 to book independently. This price includes return travel from York St John to Liverpool and entry to the Beatles Story Museum. Buy your ticket

Find out more information on things to do in Liverpool from the Visit Liverpool website. 



Saturday 29th February

view of gothic cathedral surrounded by autumn trees

The City of Durham is full of charm and history, with a river running through its centre and with two well-known-landmarks, Durham Castle and Cathedral, towering majestically over the streets. You will become enchanted by this beautiful location.

On this trip, you will get the opportunity to explore these two historical sites. Durham cathedral was built in 1093 and is known for its Romanesque architecture. The cathedral’s unique medieval cloister is also known for featuring in the first two Harry Potter films, staging as part of Hogwarts’ magical grounds in The Philosophers Stone and The Chamber of Secrets.

Similarly, Durham Castle also played a role in the Harry Potter films, as it inspired the interior of the renowned Great Hall.

The city centre is just as magical, filled with charming cafes and shops nestled amongst the cobbled streets that wind their way through the city centre.  

This trip costs £30. This price includes return travel and entry to the castle. Buy your ticket

Find out more about what Durham has to offer here.


Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden

Saturday 21st March

 medieval abbey ruins

Wander through the 900 year old abbey and Georgian water gardens at this World Heritage Site. Explore the beautiful grounds, an Elizabethan hall, Cistercian mill and medieval deer park! 

The dramatic abbey ruins at Fountains are the largest monastic ruins in the country. Step back into a rich and dramatic past and imagine what life would have been like for the monks who first came here all those years ago. 

Studley Royal water garden is the result of a breath-taking vision from John Aislabie and his son William. These tranquil but playful gardens continue to delight all these years later. Recognised as a site of cultural importance, they were granted World Heritage Status in 1986 for everybody to enjoy.

The cost of this trip is £30. This price includes return travel from york St John to Fountains Abbey and entry. Buy your ticket

Visit the National Trust website for more information about Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Park.


Whitby Seaside 

Saturday 25th April

Visit the famous seaside town of Whitby! Explore the historic harbour and boutique shops, take a dip in the sea, count the 199 steps up to the abbey ruins and enjoy some traditional fish and chips for lunch!  

From the atmospheric Abbey towering over winding cobbled streets to the windswept beach and working harbour, Whitby is not your traditional coastal town. Perched high on a cliff, it's easy to see why the haunting remains of Whitby Abbey were an inspiration for Bram Stoker's gothic tale of 'Dracula'. 

Sink your teeth into years of history and amazing views. Be sure to sample Yorkshire’s best fish and chips, discover ancient vampire legends and sit under the whalebone arch, watching the brightly coloured fishing vessels passing by.

The cost of this trip is £30. This cost includes return travel from York St John to Whitby. Buy your ticket

Find out more of what's on offer in Whitby through the Discover Yorkshire Coast website.


Are you interested in all 4 trips? Get a semester two pass and save £5 per trip! 

Coming up in 2020-21

The Yorkshire Dales: Brontë Sisters' Parsonage & Brimham Rocks

September 2020

Come and visit the home of the famous Victorian writers and experience the dramatic landscape of the Yorkshire Dales! 

The Brontë Parsonage Museum is a writer's house museum maintained by the Brontë Society in honour of the Brontë sisters – Charlotte, Emily and Anne. The museum is in the former Brontë family home, the parsonage in Haworth, West Yorkshire, England, where the sisters spent most of their lives and wrote their famous novels.

Their stories immediately attracted attention for their passion and originality. Charlotte's ‘Jane Eyre’ was the first to know success, while Emily's ‘Wuthering Heights’, Anne's ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’ and other works were later to be accepted as masterpieces of literature.

The natural spectacle of Brimham Rocks, with its giant rock formations, was created by an immense river 100 million years before the first dinosaurs walked the earth, and a visit to this amazing landscape is truly a journey into pre-history.

Visit the Brontë Society website for more information on the Brontë Sisters and the Brontë Parsonage.

Visit the National Trust website for more information about Brimham Rocks.


The Lake District

October 2020

 view of a lake surrounded by mountains 

On this trip we will be visiting the County of Cumbria to spend the day exploring England’s most loved National Park, The Lake District. Home to England’s highest Mountain, Scafell Pike and sixteen beautiful lakes, this place is packed with natural beauty. The lake district is famous for inspiring the creative works of well-known writers such as poet, William Wordsworth and renowned children’s author, Beatrix Potter.

On this trip, we will discover the landscapes that influenced the adventures of the well-loved characters in Beatrix Potter’s tales on a visit to her home, Hill Top. Spot the parts of her house and garden that are referenced in her illustrations and re-live the magic of the little books as if you were one of the characters themselves as you explore Potter’s places of inspiration.

We will also be visiting the Lake Districts largest lake, Windemere and will be spending the day exploring its surroundings. Get your camera ready to capture this picturesque landscape.

Vsit the Lake Districts official website to find out more.


Alnwick Castle

October 2020

Alnwick Castle

Spend the day exploring the beautiful, historic market town of Alnwick, an elegant maze of narrow cobbled streets centered around a colossal medieval castle. Rifle through the shelves of Barter Books, one of the UK’s largest second hand bookshops, housed in the town’s old railway station, or wander down twisted cobbled streets looking at the eclectic collection of individual shops, cafes and galleries. 

Alnwick Castle is one of the largest inhabited castles in England. The castle has been home to the Percy family for over 700 years and has a rich history brimming with drama, intrigue, roman and extraordinary people. It has also taken starring roles in film and televsion, such as Harry Potter and Downton Abbey. As well as exploring the castle and learning about its rich history, you can learn to fly on one of the Hogwarts Broomsticks or join a knight's quest into the Dragon's Lair!

Visit the Alnwick Castle website for more information.


Manchester Christmas Markets

November 2020

Merry Christmas Manchester written in fairy lights

Explore what one of the biggest cities in the North has to offer, with museums, shops and culture. Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. On this trip to Manchester, you will be getting a unique experience of this city seeing it at its best during the festive period. 

From November to December Manchester’s city centre transforms into a winter wonderland with its award winning Christmas markets. Spend the day browsing over 300 stalls and wooden chalets selling a range of unique gifts and indulge in some international cuisine, or festive food and drink whilst soaking up the Christmassy atmosphere.

Can't choose just one? Come to all four! Save £5 per trip by buying a semester one pass. 

Tickets for all trips can be purchased through the online store.

The trips on offer are great value for money, and they also provide direct travel to and from each location - something that isn't always possible on public transport. Semester One and Semester Two package deals are also available, giving you the chance to save even more.

Should you wish to cancel your trip ticket please contact the International Student Support Team ( Please note you must give us a minimum of a week's notice to receive a full refund.

In the event that a trip is cancelled, you will be given as much advanced notice as possible and the purchase price of the ticket will be refunded to you. If you book the trip package and an individual trip is cancelled you will be refunded the cost of the trip minus the discounted amount for that specific trip.

Further terms and conditions can be found on the online store under Help and Information.

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