The Top 8 Best Road Trips in The UK

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The UK is ideal for a road trip. With plenty of idyllic locations accessible for a day trip you really have a huge array of options available to you. Just remember to look for an MOT garage “near me”, pack well – plenty of food, drinks and entertainment – and bring friends if you fancy some company. Read on for eight of the best road trips in the UK.

Lake District

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The rolling hills and deep blue lakes of the Lake District are something to behold. And you can pack these delights into a road trip too. The Coniston Loop via Eskdale and the Duddon Valley offers you a sublime 42-mile drive, allowing you to view all sorts of different parts of the Lake District. 

West coast of Wales

A road trip around the west coast of Wales offers staggering variety. A 26-mile drive will take from the highest peak at Snowdonia to the coastal beaches of Anglesey. 

Scottish North Coast

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The northernmost point in the UK is another pretty spot for a road trip. You can even take a circular route around Scotland, starting and ending at the historic Inverness Castle. From mysterious lochs to the white sand beaches at Wester Ross there’s all sorts to feast your eyes on.

Cheddar Gorge, Somerset

Crowned Britain’s loveliest drive, the meandering route of Cheddar Gorge is easily accessible from Bristol. For 14 miles you wander through the gorge with huge cliffs on either side! You could even end up with a beach trip to Weston-Super-Mare at the end.

Peak District

The Peak District, mostly located in Northern Derbyshire, was made the first of the national parks of England Wales in 1951. It’s well worth trying Snake Pass – a famous route winding up and down the Pennines. Just make sure you check the weather: the roads around the Peak District are often closed during winter!  

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South West England

The A39 is one of the longest roads in the UK and it takes you from Bath to Falmouth. One of the best stretches to try is from Barnstaple to Newquay where you’ll get stunning views of the Atlantic.

Best of the Moors, Yorkshire

The North York Moors National Park makes for a spectacular road trip. With Dalby Forest, the Mallyan Spout waterfall and acres for dogs to run through it’s a trip with something for everyone.

Causeway Coastal Route, Northern Ireland

There are nine scenic drives available to you in this region of Northern Ireland straddling the Atlantic. You’ll be able to view the Giant’s Causeway itself alongside other landmarks such as the Glens of Antrim, Dunluce Castle and Dark Hedges. 

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