The UK’s best road trips
From the wild moors in Yorkshire to the rugged Cornish coastline, the UK has plenty to offer if you’re planning a road trip in the UK. For supercar lovers, cruising along in a Ferrari or open top Aston Martin has to be the dream and even though the UK may not have miles and miles of open roads like the US, what we lack for in space, we more than make up for in beauty.
Here’s 4 fantastic road trips for you to peruse and dream about this summer.
The North Wales Way
If you haven’t visited the northern part of Wales before, you’re in for a treat. Although mountains are a big part of the scenery in both north and south wales, in the north they are more rugged and higher as of course North Wales is home to the Snowdonia mountain range. As well as the beautiful scenery there is an abundance of things to do, from white water rafting and kayaking to climbing Snowdon and visiting wonderful castles. The route will take you along the top part of Wales, starting just outside Chester and ending in Holyhead on the island of Anglesey. For more information go to the Visit Wales website: https://www.visitwales.com/inspire-me/wales-way/north-wales-way
Causeway Coastal Route, Northern Ireland
Starting in Belfast and ending in Derry or of course ending in Belfast and starting in Derry, the Causeway Coastal Route will take you along the top part of Northern Ireland where you’ll be able to see the dramatic Atlantic coastline in all it’s beauty. There are a multitude of things for you to see along the 120 mile route, from castles and parks to manmade structures such as The Gobbins metal foot bridge to the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. You can find out more by visiting: https://discovernorthernireland.com/about-northern-ireland/destinations/causeway/causeway-coastal-route/
North Coast 500, Scotland
The North Coast 500 route travels along 516 miles of Scotland’s countryside, starting and ending in Inverness. It’s recommended that you take a week to complete the trip so you can enjoy the breath taking scenery, stop off when you fancy and partake in activities as and when you want to. Along the route you’ll find caves, castles and beaches where you can either surf or even do a spot of dolphin watching! In 2015 the route was named in Now Travel Magazine’s as one of the Top 5 Coastal Routes in the World! For more details visit: https://www.visitscotland.com/see-do/tours/driving-road-trips/north-coast-500/
Atlantic Highway, Devon and Cornwall
The Atlantic Highway route starts at Barnstaple and ends in Fraddon just outside of Newquay, but if you fancy a longer trip you can start your journey in Bath and follow the A39 until it finishes in Falmouth. From rugged coastline to clifftop castles, from pretty fishing villages to remote lighthouses, there’s plenty of attractions for you to enjoy along the way. You’ll also be able to experience a cream tea and find out if you’re Cornish or Devonian – https://www.thespruceeats.com/difference-cornish-vs-devon-cream-tea-435316! The route can become quite busy especially during school holidays, so if you can plan your itinerary to avoid these periods, make sure you build in enough time to navigate along the winding Cornish lanes!