The UK is home to many world class universities who not only offer high quality education, but also beautiful scenery and stunning backdrops to your study.
Times Higher Education recently named the most beautiful universities in the UK, and the following are deemed to have the most eye-catching architecture, open spaces and best natural backdrops in the UK.
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Top five most beautiful universities in the UK
1. Royal Holloway, University of London
Royal Holloway offers the best of both worlds; a safe, leafy and peaceful campus, which is only 40 minutes from the excitement and adventure of central London by train. The 135-acres of parkland which makes up Royal Holloway’s main site means a quiet spot to study and relax is never far away.
2. University of Edinburgh
The Georgian Old College quadrangle, with its eye-catching dome, is home to the Edinburgh’s School of Law and the Talbot Rice Gallery, and is the centrepiece to one of the oldest universities in the world. The nearby 823 foot-high dormant volcano, Arthur’s Seat, is a popular spot for students and tourists.
3. University of Oxford
Like its Oxbridge counterpart Cambridge, the University of Oxford is unique. It is made up of 38 separate colleges which rather than one main campus, with eye catching buildings dating back 800 years dotted all over the city. It’s most iconic building is the Radcliffe Camera, which forms part of Bodleian Library, and has a copy of every book ever printed in the UK and Ireland.
4. University of Cambridge
As with Oxford, the University of Cambridge is famed for its academic excellence. The river cam snakes its way through the city, taking in some of the eight museums, 31 colleges and botanical garden which make Cambridge the fourth most beautiful university in the UK.
5. Keele University
Much like Royal Holloway, Keele University benefits from being away from large cities and lots of people. The campus is located across 625 acres of parkland and many students are even lucky enough to live there – the site has shops, accommodation and sports facilities all within it!