students on trip to Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland

Travel and Tourism students visit Belfast for residential

20 March 2018

Level 5 Travel and Tourism students visited Belfast at the beginning of the March for their last residential, a place that they have researched and studied throughout both their Level 3 programme and Foundation Degree.

Due to the weather conditions over the last few weeks the trip was in danger of being postponed, but fortunately the group managed to travel safely and had a fun-packed three days away, avoiding the rain and snow!

The students had the chance to visit Crumlin Road Gaol Prison, a Victorian-era prison dating back to 1845 and closed its doors as a working prison in 1996, learning more about the prisoners who were held there.

Students also went on a tour to Giants Causeway, an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt rock columns, which are the result of an ancient volcanic eruption from around 50 to 60 million years ago.

Students experienced a variety of other tours, including a visit to Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, which is 30 metres above sea level, as well as a visit to Bushmills Distillery and the Titanic Museum.

Emma Lidster, a Travel and Tourism students said, “The residential to Belfast was a great trip and it was an excellent way to finish off our studies. We’ve had some great times over the past few years and made friends for life. As we all leave for pastures new, we’re emotional as we all go our separate ways, but we’re determined to keep in touch.”

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