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Explore UK!

The Explore UK programme runs trips during term-time to a range of towns, cities and cultural attractions throughout Great Britain and Europe. Previous trips have included Oxford, Scotland, Liverpool, York, Stonehenge, Wales and Paris.

It is a great way to see some of the most famous places in the UK and Europe and make new friends.

How can I book a place on a trip?

You can book places for trips through the DMU online store. Bookings usually open at least two weeks before each trip. We will email all international students to let you know when bookings start for a new trip. Check the programme below for more information and for booking links. 

If you are interested in joining a trip, we recommend booking your place as soon as you can, to avoid disappointment. Our trips are usually very popular and often sell out days in advance.

When's the next trip?

Stonehenge, Bath and Glastonbury: Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd October

The cost is £189 and includes return coach travel from DMU, tour guides throughout, shared hotel accommodation with breakfast, as well as admission to Stonehenge, the Roman Bath Museum and Glastonbury Abbey.

The overnight tour starts in Bath, a beautiful golden-hued city that was founded by the Romans in the 1st century, and was the “the place to see and be seen” in Georgian high society during the 18th century. In Bath, we visit the Roman Bath Museum as well as enjoying a walk to see the Royal Crescent, an architectural icon whose sweeping vista made it the best place to live in Bath. Drink the waters that brought Georgian society to Bath and use your free time to visit the Jane Austen Centre or pop in to Sally Lunn’s for afternoon tea!

Overnight hotel accommodation is in Hampton by Hilton, in Bristol city centre.

On the second day of the tour, we travel to Glastonbury to see King Arthur’s grave and climb Glastonbury Tor for views of Somerset. We also visit Glastonbury Abbey, a monastic ruin with a haunting and beautiful atmosphere. Finally, at the end of the tour we visit Stonehenge. Magic, mysticism, and the legend of King Arthur are all part of the story of Stonehenge, a 5,000 year-old World Heritage site.

Frequently asked questions

Can I bring my friends or partner on a trip?

Yes. Each student can usually book several places on the online store.

I'm interested in a trip but it's already sold out. How can I get a place?

We try to open trips up to as many students as possible, but for practical and organisational reasons, there will usually be an upper limit to the number of people that we can take. For this reason, we suggest booking promptly onto any trips that you're interested in.

I can't use the online store because I don't have a credit/debit card. What can I do?

If you don't yet have a debit or credit card, please contact us at internationalsupport@dmu.ac.uk and we will try to assist.

I'm a UK student. Can I join the trip too?

Yes. Home students are very welcome to join Explore UK trips.  

Can I bring my children on a trip?

It is usually possible to book children onto trips. If you are planning to do this, please contact us directly at internationalsupport@dmu.ac.uk and we will advise you further.

What if I book a place on a trip but then can't attend?

Before you make your booking, please check to make sure that you will be able to join the trip on that date. If you've booked a place but then find you can't attend, you will need to inform us in writing as soon as possible. Our refunds policy is available here

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