University Cities of Great Britain

Historically and culturally, Britain has had, and still has, a great influence. A part is due to its universities, authentic centers of knowledge and research that enjoy an unquestionable prestige. Take our books, backpack and bicycle and immerse ourselves fully in five of the most important universities in the country.

Oxford, ancient corner of wisdom

Oxford is credited with being the oldest university in the English-speaking world. The exact date of its foundation is unknown, but there are records of teaching activities at the end of the 11th century. They highlight their colleges, wonderful centenary buildings.

Radcliffe camera, Oxford - Peteri

But the university campus is not the only charming corner of this powerful but small city. It will seem to us that time has stopped in a medieval era and its streets and historical buildings will immerse us entirely in the glorious past of the English people.

An example will be found in the Radcliffe chamber, a library located in the square of the same name, in the center of the town. In this same location we can access to the best viewpoint of the city, located in the tower of the church from which Oxford was consolidated, the one of Santa María Virgen.

Christ Church College - Andrei Nekrassov

From there we will see the campus of the expensive rival of Cambridge, and we can imagine characters like J.R.R. Tolkien, Oscar Wilde, Adam Smith, Albert Einstein, Erwing Schrödinger or Stephen Hawking, who passed through this university in Great Britain.

«Never consider study as an obligation, but as an opportunity to penetrate the beautiful and wonderful world of knowledge.»

-Albert Einstein-

Cambridge, mathematical city

Cambridge is bathed by the River Cam, on which a famous mathematically perfect bridge devised by Isaac Newton himself sits. The city is named after the union of both concepts. This fact gives us the idea of ​​the importance of this city as old as it is beautiful.

Newton Bridge, Cambridge - Radek Sturgolewski

Cambridge is known for houses the second oldest English language university in the world, founded in 1209 by academics from Oxford. Center that today includes both Cavendish laboratories and the chapel and choir of King's College or its well-known library, with more than 15 million books. It is also formed by 31 colleges.

Almost a hundred Nobel Prizes have passed through their classrooms as students or teachers and characters such as Isaac Newton, Francis Bacon, Charles Darwin or Lord Byron.

In addition to his university, Cambridge has other attractions. You can visit emblematic buildings such as the church of Santa María la Grande or that of the Holy Sepulcher, one of the four round churches built by the Knights Templar.

Kings College, Cambrdge - Konstanttin

At sunset nothing better than riding in a punt, a boat similar to the Italian gondola that will cover the back of the university complex, where we will climb to the King's College tower that will offer us the most beautiful views of the population. It is also imperative that we get carried away by the spell of the famous The Eagle Pub, where DNA discovery is based.

Manchester, the university with more students

Manchester is the second most populous city in the United Kingdom and It is home to the university with the highest number of enrolled students, institution founded in 1824.

Manchester - Tupungato

The city is an important financial, tourist and cultural center, standing out in the musical field. Among its many attractions are Piccadilly Gardens, the heart of social life where we will admire the powerful statue of Queen Victoria and the impressive Gothic cathedral, dating from the fifteenth century.

A giant ferris wheel crowns the city offering us the most delicious views. We must not forget to visit the majestic town hall, impressive at an architectural level. An aura of virtuosity and prosperity dominates this university city of Great Britain, getting drunk with vitality and greatness.

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The capital of Wales, Cardiff, houses one of the most prestigious universities in the country. Founded in 1883, it stands out for its research areas.

City Hall, Cardiff - Leonid Andronov

A city that combines modernity and customs. Highlights include its emblematic 11th-century castle, its gothic Llandaff cathedral, the town hall or the Fine Arts museum, with the second most important impressionist collection behind Paris. A city that distills elegance and style, culture and tradition.


Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is in the historical case of the city, declared a World Heritage Site. Another prestigious educational center in Britain and that it had a lot to do with the city being given the nickname "the Athens of the North". Important characters passed through their classrooms, from Charles Darwin to David Hume.

Edinburgh - JeniFoto

As for the city, in Edinburgh the classic air prevails in its two districts, The Old Town and The New Town. Both are separated by an extinct volcanic plug called Castle Rock, where the imposing 12th-century castle is located.

Edinburgh is a treasure of the Middle Ages that has remained unchanged over the centuries, and that invites us to take a walk through its cobbled streets through the history of the western world.

Video: Meet The UK's Top 10 Universities 2019 (January 2020).