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Scotland is part of the four nations building up the United Kingdom; it is located in the North of England. Languages spoken are English, Scottish Gaelic and Scots. Famous for its Celtic legends and its wild landscapes, Scotland promises to dazzle you! If you have three/four days only, plan a short itinerary including Edinburgh and an insight of the Highlands with Loch Lomond. If you have more than a week, have a look at the itinerary below:   First step: Edinburgh Necessary time: 2 days Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital, the city reveals much curiosity: between its cobbled streets, its neo classical and neo gothic architecture, its legends and undergrounds you cannot be bored! You cannot miss Edinburgh castle as it dominates the town, perched high up on Castle Rock hill. Then, visit the Mary King’s Close, a maze of streets and undergrounds built by the inhabitants in the 17th century, the…

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1- Bath : a guided tour of the city and the Roman Baths Bath is a town located in Somerset, it was originally founded by the Romans due to the proximity of thermal baths. Thanks to the baths and the gorgeous Georgian architecture the city slightly became more and more famous. It is now classified as a UNESCO world heritage site. Have a guided tour of the city to admire the numerous architectural buildings and above all, visit the Roman Baths, a symbol of the city.   2- Cardiff : a guided tour, the castle and the Big Pit Museum Cardiff is Wales’ capital city, it is located to the West of Bath (approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes away). Cardiff is famous for hosting many high-profile sporting events, it was even awarded the title of European Capital of Sport in 2014; rugby is the “favourite” welsh sport. If you are a…

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Liverpool is the fourth biggest city in England, it used to be a major port due to his strategic location. It is a rich city in terms of architecture and culture, to be absolutely visited! Discover 6 things to do below:     1- A guided tour of the city Liverpool is a surprising city, mixing modernity and a range of different architectural styles going from the Tudor era until today. Liverpool is home to several ethnic communities, the Chinese community being the oldest in Europe. We can find the tallest Chinese arch of Europe standing in the quarter of Chinatown (it measures 44 feet).   2- Albert Dock Liverpool counts several docks, the most famous being the Albert Dock which gathers several classified buildings. The dock was once used to receive exotic goods such as cotton, tea, silk, sugar… Albert Dock is one of the most visited attractions of…

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London is a dynamic city which never sleeps. But this hustle and bustle can sometimes be exhausting… therefore, discover 6 day trips from London to escape the hectic city life: 1- Windsor Windsor is a market town located in the Royal Borough of Windsor. The town is mainly famous for its castle, being the Royal family official residence; it has become even touristier due to the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The town also has a lovely covered market, narrow streets, cafés, shops and… Legoland! Crossing the Thames River you will find Windsor’s twin town, Eton. This historic town is mostly famous for hosting Eton College boarding school. Eton College is one of the 4 remaining single-sex boys public schools in the United Kingdom. 2- Brighton Brighton is THE seaside town to go to when it’s sunny. Admire the impressive Pier of 1,722 feet long, it remains…

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When winter arrives and it’s starting to get cold, to rain and to be windy we do not necessarily have much courage to go outside. But when you live in a dynamic city like London there is always something to do and even bad weather should not stop us from having fun. Discover below a few outing ideas for when the weather is gloomy:   1- Go to the museum to educate yourself Natural History Museum There are many museums in London and there is one for every taste. For art enthusiasts we name the most famous ones such as the Tate Modern, the Tate Britain, the British Museum, the V&A Museum or the National Portrait Gallery. Those eager to learn will have to go to the Science Museum or the Natural History Museum. The history lovers cannot miss the Imperial War Museum. 2- Gather around an Afternoon Tea An Afternoon Tea…

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Are you planning to spend a few days in the United Kingdom? Here are 5 food specialties not-to-be-missed: 1- Fish & Chips Fish & chips is a very popular dish in the UK, composed of fried fish, chips and sometimes mushy peas.  British people love it because it can be eaten on the move and is fast to cook. 2- The Full English Breakfast  The Full English Breakfast is a traditional British breakfast composed of bacon, sausages, fried eggs, baked beans, mushrooms and tomatoes. There are variants of the dish that can include black pudding, hash browns etc.   3- Shepherd’s Pie The Shepherd’s pie is a meat pie recovered of a mash potato crust; it looks a lot like the French Hachis Parmentier. 4- The Cornish Pasty The Pasty is a dish coming from Cornwall, with ground beef, potatoes, onion and rutabaga, the whole mix is put into a…

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Are you looking to organise a school trip to the United Kingdom but not sure where to start or the type of accommodation you want to book etc? Here are 5 reasons why you should book homestay accommodation: 1- The Language When you book homestay accommodation students have no choice but to speak English. Firstly out of politeness; they will have to say hello, thank you, how are you etc, but also as students will be in another person’s home and therefore won’t know where a lot of the things are – they will have no choice but speak it. 2- New Friends You will meet new people and maybe you will even become friends with these new people you have met. They could be members of your host family that you will stay in contact with or friends you met if you happen to have done school integration. You…

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