Ordinarily, reading week is when you have the opportunity to rest and work on your assignments. Unfortunately, I will not have the privilege of enjoying it with that goal as all my first three assignments are due before this week. Having said that, I will definitely see the positive side of it and use that week to rest and, who knows, travel as well – you probably already know by now that I love exploring new places (and even old ones!)
I wanted to share my list of possible destinations with you in case you have the opportunity to go somewhere else. And I promise – all the prices are student friendly.
If you are in the mood to get on a plane, these are the places you can travel to for less than £100 return during the reading week:
- Verona (I may do a blog post about this lovely city as I actually already visited it recently)
- Barcelona (you can check my blog posts about my university trip to Barcelona here and here!)
If you prefer to stay on a budget then there are cities within the UK that will cost you as little as £10 to visit them.
- Oxford (less than £10 by bus)
- Liverpool (less than £20 by train or bus)
- London (less than £15 by train or bus – and definitely check my post about spending a day in London on a budget)
- Bristol (less than £15 by bus)
- Cardiff (less than £15 by bus)
- Nottingham (less than £10 by bus)
- Stratford-upon-Avon (less than £10 by train)
- Warwick (less than £10 by train – for some tips on what to do in this cute town have a read on my post about a day out in Warwick)
- Coventry (less than £10 by train or bus)
Although I have been here for almost two years now, there are so many places where I still want to go, and having such good train and bus connections from Birmingham is a great opportunity to explore the country.
And there you go, cheap destinations to travel to this reading week, either abroad or a 30-minute trip away from Birmingham. You can also take the time to explore Birmingham and go to places such as the Botanical Gardens or one of the amazing museums.