It’s finally the Easter holidays and a four week break from uni life, so it’s time to make the most of living in the UK. Using your break wisely is very important, and some of you will have deadlines just after the break so studying is an unfortunate must for some. However, there are other options. Although you’ll still need to build in some time for sitting in the library and working for a few days a week, Easter break is a perfect opportunity to explore the country, or even Europe!
Here I’m going to introduce you to the North East Explorer, a one-day bus ticket and completely affordable, starting from £8.50! This ticket is the one you need to really explore the north east with public transport from the Scottish borders throughout Northumberland all the way down to northern Yorkshire!
There’s Alnwick Castle in the north which was used in the first two Harry Potter films, Holy Island – one of the first religious places, a lovely fishing village called Craster, and Durham for the cathedral and the university! Of course the region is large, but for me this really is the best and most affordable way to explore the surroundings of Newcastle Uni. To save money while you’re about, you can always make a packed lunch and eat it by the sea, have a day-long walk along Hadrian’s Wall, or if you’re feeling like a real adventurer, you can go hiking in the Lake District. It might not be obvious when you first look at the bus routes, but you can definitely get there!
So enjoy your holiday, don’t work too hard, and make the most of the North East of England while you’re here!