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Summer’s almost here! Exams are nearly finished and it’s definitely time to start planning an awesome summer with your friends. But where are the best places to go in England? Are there any fun day trips for students during the summer? Sure there are! And we have some of the best listed right here for you…

Explore beautiful beaches in Scotland 

If you’re at uni in Edinburgh, you’re bound to have visited the beach at Portobello. But if you’re looking for something a little off the beaten track, the stunning coastline of East Lothian is just a short drive or train journey from Edinburgh.

Here, you can enjoy beautiful views, quirky little villages and a local nature reserve. The sandy beaches and secluded bays attract a huge range of visitors each year and even if the weather lets you down, you can always visit Tantallon Castle and the fantastic restaurants close by. This area will show you a more relaxed, picturesque side to Scotland that you’ll love.

Enjoy water sports in Southampton 

Every summer, students in Southampton flock to the city’s exciting water sports centres. Seadogz Rib Charter specialise in exciting speedboat tours and guarantee to give you a fun, bumpy ride!

Saber Power Sports have some great powerboat experiences too – from thrilling taster sessions to full days on the water, they’ve got something that everyone can enjoy.

If you’re feeling daring, Ocean Sports Tuition also give you the chance to drive amazing powerboats. With some great courses and lessons on offer, why not try your hand at being James Bond this summer?

Cycle in Cardiff

Cardiff has more miles of green space than any other area in Europe for its population, so it’s definitely a place for outdoor adventures. Try getting some fresh air and cycle some of the amazing routes in the city.

The Taff Trail follows historic tramways, train routes and towpaths and takes you through miles of beautiful parkland. Starting at Cardiff Bay and finishing at the beautiful Brecon Beacons, this trail is a challenging and fun trip to take with your friends.

Discover The Beatles in Liverpool 

Previously voted the European Capital of Culture, Liverpool is home to some amazing history and heritage, including the most dominant pop group in the world: the Beatles.

The childhood homes of ‘the fab four’ have been transformed into fascinating museums, the Beatles Story brings the 60s back to life, and the famous Casbah venue still stands.

Visit London's famous gin distillery

If you’re studying in London or you’re looking for a fun trip from away from Plymouth, London’s Gin Distillery in Blackfriars is a great place to spend an afternoon.

Celebrating London’s famous “gin craze” of the 18th century (which seems to have come back around in recent years!), this bar is steeped in history and produces some of the best gin in the world.

The distillery also offers plenty of tours where you can design, distil and sample your very own gin! But if you’d prefer to dive straight in, the bar serves up a huge range of great food, spirits, cocktails, wines and beers too.

Take a trip to Brighton

Students in London can escape city life for a day by heading to Brighton. It’s just a 30-minute train ride from Victoria, making it the ideal seaside town to visit.

Full of great beaches, pubs, restaurants and boutiques, Brighton has plenty to offer students all year round – but especially in the summertime when the weather’s a bit nicer.

When you’re there, make sure you pick up some world-famous fish and chips and visit the fascinating Sea Life Aquarium. Brighton Pier is also a must if you’re planning a trip to Brighton. Full of great stalls, arcades and bars, it’s an ideal place for summer fun.

Student living

Here at The Student Housing Company we don’t just offer the best advice about day trips (even if we do say so ourselves), we also provide safe and convenient accommodation for students throughout the country.

With bills included in your rent and 100MB broadband speed to boot, we make sure that your uni life is as relaxing as it should be. So what are you waiting for? View our fantastic locations today and book your accommodation.