Romantic England


FHU professor Dr. John McLaughlin's tour of England offers a mix of big-city excitement and rustic-village charm. The trip includes three days (and plenty of free time) in London, visits to York in northeast England and Bath in southwest England, and a stop at Chatsworth House, a stately home featured as Pemberley in a popular adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

The group also spends time hiking and walking in two of England’s favorite outdoor areas, the Lake District and the Peak District. Participants will explore picturesque villages, wander beautiful gardens, and have afternoon tea in the historic city of Bath.

The trip cost of $3,950 (student rate, includes travel insurance) or $3,800 (non-student rate, excludes travel insurance*) includes round-trip airfare, lodging expenses (double occupancy), breakfasts, ground transportation, and all activities in the trip's itinerary.

Space is limited, and an initial $800 deposit is required by December 31, 2021, to secure a spot in the program. Registration after December 31, 2021, may be possible if space is available, although a late fee may apply.

FHU friends and alumni are invited to participate in the trip alongside current FHU students with a GPA of 2.50 or higher. Because of the active nature of this trip, travelers must be able to walk considerable distances, over uneven or cobblestoned surfaces, and must be able to carry their own luggage, even up and down stairs.

*Non-students participants must provide proof of coverage for medical expenses and emergency medical evacuation during international travel. The FHU Abroad Office can recommend travel insurance plans that provide the necessary coverage, and non-student participants may obtain this coverage as a separate expense.

Travel in the time of COVID: All travelers must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. The group will follow the COVID regulations in place in England during the time of the trip and in the U.S. when returning home.

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**Travelers are strongly encouraged to purchase Cancel For Any Reason coverage as part of their travel insurance to help protect the traveler's investment in the event the trip must be cancelled due to COVID-related travel restrictions. Contact Josh Barber ( for more information.

The itinerary (see below) will include visits to historic sites associated with great English writers, such as Jane Austen's home in Chawton, the village of Haworth—home to the Brontë sisters—and William and Dorothy Wordsworth's Dove Cottage nestled in the Lake District. It will also include admissions to sites of general interest – Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in the city of Bath, Westminster Abbey in London.

For FHU students, the trip complements two courses offered at FHU in 2021-2022: Dr. McLaughlin's Romantic Poetry and Prose course, which will focus on the presentation of nature and landscape in British Romantic poetry and fiction, and Women Writers, taught by FHU professor Dr. Margaret Payne. Neither course is required to participate in the trip.


Peak District
Expand to See the Tentative 2022 Itinerary

Grant Goodman
Office of International Education

Joy Simon McDaniel House, Room 4

John McLaughlin, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English

Old Main, Room 218