Nearly every week on a Wednesday afternoon, students have the opportunity to sign up for free culture trips. The school provides transport to nearby English towns/cities and students have the opportunity to wander around.
Last Wednesday, the culture trip was to Stamford, England. Stamford is about a 30-minute drive from Harlaxton and I believe to be your quintessential English town. As you will see, there are cobblestone streets, historic buildings, parks, and overall has a quaint atmosphere. At 1 o’clock, I boarded a charter bus bound for Stamford along with the majority of other Harlaxton students and some of the professors.
Upon arrival to Stanford, I had planned to wander around the city by myself. However, my friend Irene asked to tag along with me so we ended up exploring the streets of Stamford together.
Our first stop happened to be a church (no surprise!) The inside had some beautiful stained glass and old gravestones outside.
After finishing up at the church, Irene and I randomly decided to go down different streets in Stamford. We stumbled across more churches, cute local shops, two hospitals, and a red telephone booth that contained a portable AED instead of a telephone.
Though the weather happened to be stereotypical dreary, English weather, Irene and I made the most of our time in Stamford. We had hoped to be able to see the outside of the Burghley House which is nearby, but there simply was not enough time to walked to the Elizabethan manor located outside of town. Even if we would have made it to the house, we would not have been able to see the interior as the house is closed to tours this time of year.
Around 5 o’clock, we hopped back on the bus to head back to Harlaxton.
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