Our 2023 Scottish & English Trip

From October 2nd to October 9th, 2023, the classes 2M2 and 4B went on a trip to Great Britain. We all gathered on Monday and departed by bus for a 19-hour journey to Amsterdam. From the morning, along with our guide, we explored this beautiful city. We started with a walk along the canals. Then we headed to Dam Square and listened to the city’s history. After a lunch break, we travelled  to Ijmuiden and sailed from there to Newcastle by ferry.

On Wednesday, we visited Stirling Castle, where we could learn about the history of the castle. The weather was not perfect, but the sightseeing compensated for the atmospheric inconveniences. After leaving the castle, we gathered in the parking area to meet the families where we would be staying for the next three days.

The next day, we headed to St. Andrews, where we saw the oldest university in Scotland, the ruins of St. Andrew’s Cathedral, the largest in the country, and walked along the town’s main streets and extensive coastline. Later, we also visited Glamis Castle, which served as inspiration for William Shakespeare to write the tragedy “Macbeth.” It also played an important role in the life of the Queen Mother, as it was her family home.

On Friday, we went to Edinburgh. Our adventure began with the Castle, then we explored the exhibitions at the National Museum of Scotland. Later, we headed towards the Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Palace, which impressed us with its majesty and rich history. We also managed to see the Bear “Wojtek” Monument.

The next city we visited was York, where we were guided by local guides. We had the opportunity to see the cathedral located in the city centre from the inside. York charmed us with its local character and friendly atmosphere.

We spent our last day in London, where we first walked through Hyde Park towards Buckingham Palace. We walked to the London Eye, from where we admired the city’s panorama. Later, we headed towards the Parliament and Big Ben. We saw the royal horses and the royal guard. We spent the rest of the time in Chinatown and the National Gallery.

After a long and productive day, we headed to the Channel Tunnel, through which we passed. After 26 hours on the bus, we officially concluded our trip.

We all returned full of impressions and unforgettable memories.

Joasia and Tamara, 2M2