4 places to visit near Liverpool during your language course abroad
If you want to learn English in Liverpool, England, you should know that as well as the city of Liverpool there are many great things to do less than an hour or two from the city centre.
Snowdonia National Park
A region found in north-west Wales (one of the 3 countries in Great Britain – with England and Scotland) surrounding mountains and glacial landforms, it is one of the largest in Great Britain. It has many great trails to walk and reaches heights of over 1000m. This is a place to visit at the weekend or when you have a break from your English course only 90-minutes from Liverpool. The park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Easily accessible from Liverpool, just over 45 minutes away, the city of Chester is on the border with Wales. The city is typically European with the well-preserved historic city walls and famous for the Eastgate Watch, the most photographed clock in the UK, after Big Ben in Central London. It is wonderful trip to do over the weekend and schools in Liverpool will often arrange tours. Take a walk in the city centre, and visit the cathedral and also the major roman amphitheatre ruins (over 2000 year-old)
Just over 90 minutes away from Liverpool, Lake District in Cumbria is one of the rarest and most beautiful mountain regions in England. The views are breathtaking. You can take walks to experience one of England’s most beautiful landscapes. The highest mountain is Scafell Pike at nearly 1000m and the most famous lake is Windermere surrounded by mountain peaks and villages, including Bowness-on-Windermere, where The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction has modern displays on the children’s writer. In 2017 the Lake District was declared Unesco World Heritage site.
Only 2 hours from Liverpool, York is a historical walled city founded by Romans in 71BC. Stroll around the old walls and the gates of York city. There are guided tours but your language school social programme staff will often arrange this for you. You can walk along a street called Shambles with its old wooden buildings and don’t forget to visit the huge 13th Century gothic city cathedral (called York Minster) with amazing stained glass windows and the ruins of the castle built in 1068.
If you’d like to learn English in this beautiful area, check out what the Liverpool School of English (LSE) has to offer. The school is located in the Knowledge Quarter, right in the centre of the beautiful city of Liverpool and is close to all the wonderful attractions in the town.
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