Bucksmore Three CapitalsBucksmore Three Capitals

UK Tour plus English Tuition For 13-17 Year-Olds

The Bucksmore Three Capitals tour takes a summer school on the road as students combine English language learning with travelling the UK.

30 hours of English tuition over two weeks and group cultural projects, students are given the opportunity to explore the differences between all three countries. With private coach travel between London, York, Edinburgh, the Lake District and Cardiff, young explorers are provided with the best possible experience.

Bucksmore Three Capitals offers the opportunity for students to improve their English and understand cultural differences within the United Kingdom.


  • Full-board accommodation
  • Laundry facilities in Edinburgh
  • Insurance
  • Airport transfers
  • Private coach travel
  • Personalised report card & certificate
  • Entrances to all attractions
  • West End Musical
Course Details
Bucksmore Three Capitals includes:
  • 2 weeks of exploring England, Scotland and Wales by private coach
  • 15 hours of English tuition each week
  • Visits to famous UK landmarks such as Stonehenge, Tower of London, Cardiff Castle and York Minster
  • Maximum class size of 11 students


Length of stay Dates Location
2 Weeks 26 July – 9 August London


The tour starts and ends in London. Accommodation is provided in historic Greenwich. All rooms are single, with bathrooms being shared between 5/6 students. After all students have arrived on the Tuesday, there will be a welcome introduction followed by some games for the students to meet each other. On Wednesday, the group will visit the Tower of London, before travelling to the famous Oxford Street. There will be a placement test in the evening to discover each student’s level of English for future classes.


York is a well-placed and beautiful city, at the half-way point between London and Edinburgh. The morning will be spent travelling from London to York. The accommodation is in a hotel, and all bedrooms are twins. During their time in York students will go into the city, to visit York Minster as well as the mediaeval streets and city walls. In the evening, students will learn about the history of York.


Edinburgh is the longest stay on the programme and where all of the classroom teaching takes place. Students stay at Heriot Watt University in single, en-suite accommodation. For excursions to the city centre, students will be taken on the local bus service that takes around 20 minutes to get to the centre of Edinburgh. Trips include Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat, The Royal Mile, in addition to experience traditional Ceilidh dancing.

Ambleside, Lake District

Students stay in Ambleside, located on Lake Windermere. Rooms are dormitory style, with up to four students sharing a room. The group will enjoy a boat trip across Lake Windermere with free-time in the traditional countryside town of Bowness. After dinner, students will learn about how the Romantic Poets were inspired by the Lake District.

Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester

On the way to Cardiff the coach will stop off at the world-famous Old Trafford Stadium, home to Manchester United. Students will be taken on a tour of this iconic stadium, including a visit to the dressing room where footballing stars such as Wayne Rooney and Bastian Schweinsteiger get ready before matches.


During their time in the capital of Wales, students will stay in Cardiff University accommodation in single, en-suite bedrooms. The accommodation is within walking distance of the city centre and during their time in Cardiff, students will have entrances to Cardiff Castle as well as a tour of the city centre. They will also be taken to St Fagan’s National History Museum, a short coach journey away.

Stonehenge & London

On the way back to London the group will stop at Stonehenge. This mysterious stone circle lies in the middle of the English countryside and is believed to be around 5,000 years old. On their final day in London, students will be taken on the London Eye and to a musical show in the world-renowned West End.

 Three Capitals Tour Itinerary 2016

Week 1 Morning Afternoon Evening
Tuesday Arrivals Arrivals Introduction to the Tour &
Project Work
Wednesday The Tower of London Shopping in Oxford Street London Musical
Thursday Southbank & Shakespeare’s Globe Southbank & Shakespeare’s Globe Placement Tests
Friday Coach to York York Minster, Walls & The Shambles Interactive Lecture:
Saturday Coach to Edinburgh Walking Tour of Edinburgh English Tea Party
Sunday English Class 1
English Class 2
Holyrood Park & Arthurs Seat Interactive Lecture:
Monday English Class 1
English Class 2
English Class
Week 2 Morning Afternoon Evening
Tuesday English Class 1
English Class 2
English Class 1
English Class 2
Edinburgh Fringe Show
Wednesday English Class 1
English Class 2
Edinburgh Castle Sports Evening
Thursday English Class 1
English Class 2
Edinburgh Fringe Experience Farewell Disco
Friday Coach to the Lake District Boat Tour of Lake Windermere Interactive Lecture:
The Romantic Poets
Saturday Coach to Manchester and Tour of Old Trafford Coach to Cardiff Sports in Bute Park
Sunday Cardiff Castle & Tour of City Centre St Fagan’s Natural History Village 3 Capitals Project Work
Monday Entrance to Stonehenge Coach to London Project Presentations
Farewell Party