Day Trips

While there is no shortage of things to explore in London, there is a lot more to the United Kingdom than its capital. The Syracuse London staff organise day trips around the UK at least once a month, visiting well-known British cities. These are an excellent opportunity for students to go further afield with their coursemates, and everyone is encouraged to submit a written or multimedia reflection on the trip.

Sign-ups for these trips happen during the semester. Current semester students should keep an eye on their Syracuse emails for instructions on how to sign up.

 

All-School Day Trips – Spring 2020

 

LEEDS CASTLE

LEEDS CASTLE

Friday 21st February

“The loveliest Castle in the world”, Leeds Castle is surrounded by 500 acres of parkland and a glossy lake. In its past, the castle has been a Norman stronghold; the private property of six of England’s medieval queens; a palace used by Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon; a Jacobean country house; a Georgian mansion; and an elegant early 20th century retreat for the influential and famous. In the 21st century, it has become one of the most visited historic buildings in Britain – and this semester, you’re invited to join its visitors.

If you would like to travel to Leeds Castle on Friday 21st February, keep an eye on your Syracuse email for details about how to register on Eventbrite. Spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis! This trip will lend itself to a Culture reflection to earn a stamp in your London Passport.

COTSWOLDS

COTSWOLDS

Friday 20th March

The Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful areas of England. It has remained unspoilt for hundreds of years and is characterised by beautiful rolling hills and river valleys. The countryside is dotted with picturesque villages, hamlets, and small towns with buildings made from local, unique, honey-coloured stone. The area is a perfect day trip or weekend getaway to relax and rejuvenate.

If you would like to travel to the Cotswolds on Friday 20th March, keep an eye on your Syracuse email for details about how to register on Eventbrite. Spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis! This trip will lend itself to a Wellbeing reflection to earn a stamp in your London Passport.

BRIGHTON

BRIGHTON

Friday 17th April

Brighton is one of the UK’s iconic beach towns, made fashionable by the Prince Regent (later King George IV), who spent a lot of time there and built the Royal Pavilion in the Regency era. In 1841, railways were built that allowed the city to become a popular destination for day-trippers from London. You can be one of them during this trip! Today, Brighton is particularly well known for its diversity and quirky shopping and arts scene, and is unofficially nicknamed ‘Britain’s Gap Capital’.

If you would like to travel to Brighton on Friday 17th April, keep an eye on your Syracuse email for details about how to register on Eventbrite. Spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis! This trip will lend itself to a Justice reflection to earn a stamp in your London Passport.