The Best Road Trip Routes in the UK

Posted by on November 4, 2016

A road trip is one of the best ways to explore the wild countryside, rolling hills and rugged coastlines of the UK. But with the many options you will have, you would be having a problem where to start your journey. To help you out, here are the best routes that you can take:

  • Road to the Lake District

This route will get you to places where you can see hills and valleys with unmatched beauty, which is why many travelers love the Lake District. You can start from Newcastle upon Tyne and head south taking A19 to the district. This trip will allow you to drive through beautiful sceneries, including a castle, lush moorland, lovely lake and grey stone cottages.


  • Coastal Route in Northern Ireland

By taking this 120-mile route from Belfast to Londonderry, you will never regret such a great experience. As you can see, the coastal roads covered by this route offers a lot of travel opportunities, including lush valleys, stately homes, water and outdoor sports and even boat trips. The main draws here are the Navan Centre and the Mountains of Mourne.


  • The Atlantic Highway in Southwest England

This 135-mile road is known for the wild beauty the southwestern part of England has. It is sandwiched between bays and barley fields, where you can see surfers beating the waves and hikers exploring the hilly moors. It also takes you to some beautiful villages, such as Bude, Padstow and Newquay, before leading you to the Land’s End, which was thought by Cornish sailors to be the end of the world.


  • North Coast 500 in Scotland

Stretching about 500 miles, this route will lead you to some beautiful places, such as Inverness, the Black Isle, Caithness, Sutherland and Wester Ross, where you can see rugged fairways, castles, ruins, shingle-sand beaches and fishing hamlets.


A road trip will give you the unlimited freedom to take your journey as far as you can imagine, and in the UK, it is best to start it with the routes listed above.

Photos by: John Paul EndicottJennifer BoyerjtriefenRichard Wiseman

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