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Top 10 Road Trips to Take in United Kingdom: Mini-Guide for Travellers

Stay-cations have become common in terms of travel after the Pandemic, But since the situation all over the world is getting better and boarders of different countries are opening for tourism you would like going to particular destination and self-explore yourself by driving through the city or county. You might want to go to your United Kingdom to experience both city and the countryside If that’s what you are feeling you at the right place. This blog covers The Top 10 Road Trips to take in United Kingdom. So put on your seatbelts to know where you have to head.

Top 10 Road Trips In United Kingdom: A-List

  1. Lake District 
  2. Devon to Cornwall
  3. Peak District
  4. North Coast 500 
  5. North York Moors
  6. Stonehenge
  7. Snowdonia to Anglesey
  8. Norfolk Coast
  9. Scottish Borders between Northumberland and Edinburgh
  10.  The Cotswolds
 

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1. Lake District

A popular destination for Cyclist located in North West of England, Is famous for Road Trip as the journey provides you with scenic mountains lakes, and forests. Lots of small towns to visit. In 2017 the lake district was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The District is the home to England’s highest mountain, the Scafell Pike. You can either go on a hike or take your car and drive to the mountains and enjoy the scenery.

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2. Devon to Cornwall

A beautiful road trip to the southern most part of UK. England’s beautiful counties are 112-Kilometres apart which is know as the Atlantic Highway shortly known as A39. You could experience on of the best weather in UK and best sea-foods in the country as there are plenty of fishing villages. During the journey you could visit the fishing villages, the incredible beaches, Clifftop castles with a view and sea views along the route which will make you go awe. The roads are pretty long and wide which will make you feel like you are cruising along a Californian highway

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3. Peak District

Situated in North England close to the Industrial cities of the United Kingdom like Manchester, Derby, and Sheffield. First National Park to Be established here in 1951. Snake Pass, Pennine Hills are famous drive routes in the area. It’s a beautiful place to go for a hike as you reach it by any mode of transport, gradually heights 511 meters above sea level at its highest point. an unmissable place

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Also Read: 8 Best Places In The United Kingdom – Get Ready For A Picture-Perfect Vacation

 

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4. North Coast 500

 It an Eight hundred and thirty Kilometer long making it one of the best road trip routes in the United Kingdom, Scotland, It starts and ends at Inverness Castle. Starting with the west coast you will come across the coastal village of Applecross around the Bealach Na Ba road, and then heading northwards to the towns of Torridon, The route takes you to Sutherland en route via most northerly coastal points in Scotland. You can explore a lot of beaches via this route. Next, you’ll have to take a turn and return to Inverness, you would be traveling through Easter ross and you would be stunned by the landscapes on the west and east coast. You could even books stays and explore the whole route for 4 to 5 days.

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5. North York Moors

Spread across Eight hundred and Eight-five Kilometers the North York Moors holds a beautiful Landscape. The Palace is particularly beautiful during the springtimes because the Heather blooms around the spring season, none the less it’s worth the round all around the year. Must-do things are to drive around Hutton-le-Hole and the charming seaside town of Whitby where you would get the best traditional fish and chips. You could also take time in exploring the nearby towns.

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6. Stonehenge

The Iconic if not one of the most iconic landmarks in all of the UK. A road trip would be easy than taking public transport to Stonehenge, The journey has one of the iconic monuments and scenic coastal roads, the prehistoric monument you might have seen them in your desktop screen as wallpaper during the Late ’90s and early 2000s. Quite an off-beat place to visit but the stone circle is no less impressive.

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7. Snowdonia to Anglesey

The Land of the Welsh, Cymru (Wales), One of the most scenic drives in Wales would never disappoint you. The most famous National Park is Snowdonia, The Highest mountain in Wales is situated right at the heart of the park where you could hike or, The Park is spread across 2,130 Square Kilometre. You could find impressive castles and market towns along the way and you could a small tour to the oldest city in Wales, Bangor. Anglesey being the biggest island in Wales is consists of historical sites and beautiful beaches. The next line your going to read is real and not a typo, you could also visit the small village Llanfairpwllgwyngyll second largest name in the world and the longest in Europe

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8. Norfolk Coast

 Cost line spread across four hundred and fifty kilometers in East Angelina. The North and East are bounded by the North sea. You’ll find UK’s best beaches alongside seaside towns and natural reserves. To do things on the Norfolk coast, Visit Holme Dunes National Nature Reserve, run by the Norfolk Wildlife TrustHolme-next-the-Sea to get up close and personal with some of the area’s wildlife, including oystercatchers and ringed plover. Don’t miss Holkham Bay. With its white-sand beach, you could easily mistake it for the Caribbean in the summer months — but it’s equally impressive during winter The Villages are famous for their sea food and harbors.

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Also Read: 7 Best Scenic Drives in Europe

9. Scottish Borders between Northumberland and Edinburgh

Lush green scenery, High hills of rural Northumberland is what you would come across when you start your travel from Border Reivers along the Anglo-Scottish Border. The hills become higher as you cross into Scotland before ending in the capital city of Scotland, Edinburg. The National Parks are the least populated you can have a peaceful experience in the expanded park. Hadrian’s Wall is worth exploring in the Borders Historic Route.

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10. The Cotswolds

The Countryside route covers around six counties which are located in the south-central in England. The roads have thatched cottages, stately homes, rolling hills, and quaint shops which makes it an Idyllic area. There are a lot of pit stops in between for you to visit the little villages. Few other things to do is to visit the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ i.e. the Burton on the water.

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I can see you are already planning to pack your bags and excited to step on the accelerator. But want more clarity on planning a trip to the United Kingdom and want to get in touch with a Destination expert to guide you on planning the trip, You can click on Pikcyourtrail.com and check the United Kingdom tour packages and you have an option to Customize your trip. Fasten your seat belts the UK roads await you.

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