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2019-11-07 00:08:34

TOP-10 the most beautiful universities in United Kingdom

TOP-10 the most beautiful universities in United Kingdom

Universities in the UK are widely known around the world due to several factors:

  • high quality education
  • a flexible educational system 
  • universities themselves of amazing beauty.

The article will help you understand why: you will learn about the TOP-10 universities that are so beautiful that you will want to go there only for this reason!

The original name of the university


Royale Holloway


University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland

University of Oxford


University of Cambridge


Keele university


University of Glasgow

Glasgow, Scotland

Queen's University Belfast

Belfast, Northern Ireland

University of Greenwich

London and Kent

University of Bristol


Cardiff university


SMAPSE experts will tell you more about each of these universities:

  1. Royal Holloway University of London  

Initially, the main building of the university was used only as a women's college, but now its infrastructure has expanded significantly - this includes an art gallery, church, kitchen, dining and lecture halls, and a library. On the territory of this university, surveys are often conducted. The campus area is 135 acres and includes parks with colorful vegetation - more than 20 species of shrubs, 150 species of trees, many flowering plants.

  1. University of Edinburgh

One of the oldest and most beautiful universities in Britain appeared in the Scottish capital back in 1583 by order of King James VI, although in those days permission to open a university was issued exclusively by the Pope. Several buildings of the University of Edinburgh belong to the Old City and have special historical value, therefore they are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List: for example, Georgian Old College, which has been working on for almost 100 years. Today, the building houses, the faculty of law of the university and the gallery of modern art.

  1. Oxford University

The exact date of the founding of this world-famous university, unfortunately, is unknown, but there is documentary evidence that the educational process here began in 1096. This makes Oxford the oldest university among the English-speaking higher schools in the world - it is also one of the most beautiful educational institutions. Oxford has a non-standard infrastructure: there is no single building; instead, 38 colleges and other buildings work. Many of them attract the eye with beauty and grandeur. But Radcliffe Camera, the modern library of the Bodleian educational complex (often referred to as the Bodleian library for convenience) deserves special attention. Its peculiarity lies in the fact that it stores a copy of each book printed in Britain or Ireland.

  1. Cambridge university

The second oldest university in the world: founded at the beginning of the 13th century by a group of students from Oxford. Several teachers of the eminent university immediately moved here. Between higher schools, the unspoken rivalry for leadership in science and education continues today. The modern infrastructure of the university includes 8 museums, a botanical garden, 31 colleges - all of them have an interesting history of origin, extensive well-groomed territory and unique architecture.

  1. Keele University

The campus is located near the picturesque city of Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire. From the university you can quickly get to large and popular English cities: London, Manchester, Liverpool. The university occupies 625 acres of land, which is almost two times more than the famous Hyde Park in the capital. The nature of the campus is magnificent: parks, lakes, rivers, forests and a rich collection of cherry trees. Many students and university employees live on the territory of the Keele University, because there is everything you need - shops, cafes, pharmacies, several accommodation options.

  1. University of Glasgow

The university is on the 4th line in the list of the oldest universities in Britain plus is included in the list of the oldest higher schools in Scotland. A distinctive feature of the University of Glasgow is its unique infrastructure: it is a harmonious combination of brutalism and neo-Gothic style. The name of the university in Gaelic means "very green land", which is symbolic, since there are many parks and gardens on the campus.

  1. Queen's University Belfast

One of the oldest universities in Northern Ireland is among the ten oldest in Britain. The university campus has a surprisingly beautiful appearance: marble floors, ancient statues, towers with ornament. In total, the university campus has more than 300 buildings with their own characteristics. The city of Belfast is considered one of the happiest to stay in Britain according to the rating of Office of National Statistics 2016.

  1. University of Greenwich

Another ancient university in Britain, consisting of three campuses, one of which is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites is Old Royal Naval College. It is also considered the main campus. Hollywood films are often shot here: among the famous films are “Four Weddings and One Funeral,” “Gulliver's Travels,” “The King Says.” The university was designed by the famous architect Sir Christopher Wren. The second campus of the University of Greenwich is called Avery Hill - its style is distinguished by a combination of Victorian style and modern trends. The third campus is called Medway: it was built during the era of King Edward.

  1. University of Bristol

Despite the fact that the university appeared in 1876, today it harmoniously combines ancient architectural elements and modern solutions. The campus is well equipped and includes many parks, gardens and places for walking and relaxing. A distinctive feature of the university lies in its colorful Gothic architecture. One of the most striking examples is the painted ceiling in the local library.

  1. Cardiff University

If compare this university with others from our list, it will be younger, but this did not prevent him from being on the list of the most beautiful universities in Britain. Three educational buildings of the campus - The Main Building, The Bute Building, The Glamorgan Building - were created in unique styles by different architects. All buildings are located in the central part of Cardiff near Getaway Park.

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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