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11 June 2024

The Ultimate European Getaway: Top Holiday Destinations to Visit with Your Edge Hill University Friends


University life is all about making memories, and what better way to create unforgettable experiences than by traveling with the friends you have met during your stay at Ormskirk’s leading student accommodation provider –  McComb Students?

Europe offers a diverse range of holiday destinations perfect for university students seeking adventure, culture, and nightlife. Here are some suggestions:

  1. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is a vibrant city known for its picturesque canals, history, and lively nightlife. Here’s why it should be on your list:

Cultural Experiences: Visit the Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, and Rijksmuseum for a dose of history and art.

Nightlife: The city’s nightlife is buzzing with bars, clubs, and live music venues.

Unique Activities: Rent bikes and explore the city, take a canal cruise, or visit the famous Heineken Experience.

  1. Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is a city that perfectly blends beach relaxation with cultural exploration. Highlights include:

  • Architectural Wonders: Marvel at Gaudí’s masterpieces, such as Sagrada Família, Park Güell, and Casa Batlló.
  • Beaches: Spend your days lounging at Barceloneta Beach or playing beach volleyball.
  • Food and Drink: Enjoy tapas, paella, and sangria at local eateries. Don’t miss the bustling La Boqueria market.
  • Nightlife: Experience the vibrant nightlife in areas like El Raval and the Gothic Quarter.
  1. Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is a city straight out of a fairytale, offering both historical charm and modern excitement:

Historical Sites: Explore Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, and the Old Town Square with its famous Astronomical Clock.

Affordable Fun: The city is budget-friendly, with cheap beer and affordable dining options.

Nightlife: Experience the energetic nightlife with a variety of bars, clubs, and beer gardens. Don’t miss out on a pub crawl through the city’s medieval streets.

  1. Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is known for its stunning architecture, thermal baths, and lively atmosphere:

  • Thermal Baths: Relax at the famous Széchenyi or Gellért thermal baths.
  • Historical Sites: Visit Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion, and the Parliament Building.
  • Ruin Bars: Experience the unique ruin bars, particularly Szimpla Kert, which are set in abandoned buildings and courtyards.
  • Danube River: Take a river cruise to see the city from a different perspective, especially beautiful at night.
  1. Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon offers a mix of culture, history, and stunning views, making it a fantastic destination for university friends:

  • Scenic Views: Explore the city’s seven hills, offering spectacular views from spots like Miradouro da Senhora do Monte and São Jorge Castle.
  • Historical Sites: Visit Belém Tower, Jerónimos Monastery, and the Alfama district.
  • Nightlife: Barrio Alto is the place to be for nightlife, with a plethora of bars and clubs.
  • Day Trips: Consider a day trip to the nearby beach town of Cascais or the fairy-tale-like Sintra.
  1. Berlin, Germany

Berlin is a city that never sleeps, offering a mix of history, culture, and an unparalleled nightlife:

  • Historical and Cultural Sites: Visit the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, and Museum Island.
  • Nightlife: Berlin is famous for its nightlife, with an array of clubs, bars, and underground venues. Berghain is a must-visit for electronic music lovers.
  • Street Art and Markets: Explore the city’s street art scene and visit the various flea markets, such as Mauerpark.








  1. Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik is a stunning coastal city perfect for those looking for both relaxation and adventure:

  • Game of Thrones: Fans of the show can tour filming locations around the city.
  • Beaches and Islands: Enjoy the beautiful beaches or take a boat trip to nearby islands like Lokrum.
  • Historical Sites: Walk the city walls for amazing views, and visit the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Nightlife: Experience the vibrant nightlife at beach bars and clubs along the coast.

Traveling with your university friends is all about creating lasting memories, and Europe offers countless destinations perfect for such adventures. Whether you’re seeking historical exploration, beach relaxation, or vibrant nightlife, there’s a European city ready to make your trip unforgettable. Pack your bags, grab your friends, and set off on an adventure of a lifetime!






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