Global Campus Trips

We want you to get to know the whole of beautiful Yorkshire and North England and by joining our Global Campus trips you can visit some of the best regional destinations. It is a great chance to get to know other international students and enjoy days out to nearby cities, countryside and coast.

Yorkshire is the largest of the UK counties, stretching from the North Sea coast over the Pennine Mountains, and from the River Tees to the Humber.  It is home to moorland, national parks, ancient towns, glorious seaside and vibrant cities rich with culture, shops and eateries. Meanwhile, the rest of the North of England is home to some of the country's most famous destinations and cultural landmarks.

Our trips are a great opportunity for you to visit some of these stunning areas, get to know other students and immerse yourself in the British way of life! They are great value for money, providing direct travel to and from each location and you can save more money by purchasing a pass to all four trips per semester. 

On each trip you will be accompanied by our friendly Global Guides, fellow students here to help you make the most of your time at York St John and who want you to feel like a local in our beautiful city and county. 

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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. 

You can order your tickets through our online store. All trips include direct travel to and from each location,  something that isn't always possible on public transport, so they really are a great value way to explore the region with other students. You can also buy a pass for all four trips per semester, saving you an additional £5.

If you are no longer able to make a trip and would like to cancel, you must give us one week's notice in order to get a full refund. Please email the International Student Support Team on

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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