Hi everyone, super excited to be posting my FIRST ever blog today… I’ve just finished first year and found out I’m sailing on through to second which means, i’m currently in the middle of one of the longest summer holidays i’ll ever have and loving every second. Any way enough of me and on to the good stuff…
You’ve finished your A-Levels and you’re currently in results purgatory without a clue of what you’re going to see when you open that envelope on result’s day. During one of the best summers of my life I decided to visit some of the places I’d studied in geography to put a picture to the countless facts and figures I had memorised for my exams. It was also a perfect way to distract myself from the anxiety of the unknown.
Here are my top 5 places in the UK to visit before starting a geography degree (or just places in the UK I recommend visiting) in September!
- Holderness Coast – Flamborough head to Spurn Point
- With beautiful views and lots of geography anywhere along the Holderness coast is a geographer’s dream. If you’re looking for a full day out I suggest Bridlington as there’s so much you can do… including a boat trips around Flamborough Head. Stop for some fish and chips, ice cream, bag of donuts… whichever tasty treat catches your eye. And make sure you grab a back of rock to take back with you before you leave!
- Liverpool Docklands and the Liverpool One shopping centre
- Liverpool’s regeneration scheme is arguably one of the most famous in the UK today. You can shop till you drop, hit the cinema or sit down for a meal and a drink at one of the many amazing restaurants. If you fancy something more cultural why not try the International Slavery Museum, or The Beatles Story.
- The whole of London is undeniably geographical, with the high levels of multiculturalism and its status of World City it’s simply unmissable. Test your map reading skills on the tube and see all the sites on an open top bus tour. If that isn’t enough geography for you why not stop by the Olympic park to judge the levels of sustainability or visit the thriving business district of Canary Wharf.
- Peak District/Lake district
- These places really don’t need any selling as their breath-taking views say it all! Visit a honeypot village, and undergo one of the many scenic walks with a nice picnic. A breath of fresh air might be just what you need after conquering all those exams.
- National Forest
- As one of the UK’s leading environmentalism projects, there is so much on offer for days out. Bradgate Park in Leicester is the perfect opportunity for you come and see what your potential new city has on offer. Or visit ‘Conkers’ to do their 450m barefoot walk or Aerial Adventure.
I hope you all have an amazing summer, good luck with your results and I hope to see you at Uni of Leicester in September! Let me know in the comments if you visit any of these places or tell me your favourite place to visit!