Best Road trips in the UK

Taking a road trip is definitely one of the best ways to see any country and definitely one of the best ways to see the UK. Planning your route to avoid the main roads will help you to see even more of what the UK has to offer.

Consider the Atlantic Coastline of Southwest England. This is a road that covers no less than 275 km and the big attraction of this route is the dramatic views. Take the A39 road from Bridgewater to Bude and you will get to see some of the best views along the Devon and Cornwall coastline. If you want to get out of the car for a while then spend some time hiking in the Exmoor National Park. Stop off in Padstow to sample some of the best seafood around or go on to Newquay if you prefer a party atmosphere.

Take the road from Fort William in Scotland to Mallaig and you will find that you are driving for around 74 km. This route takes you back in time a little as there are hints of the past everywhere you look. Make sure you visit attractions such as the Caledonian Canal, the Glenfinnan Monument and take a trip along the West Highland Line, considered to be one of the best railway journeys that the world has to offer.

In Wales the Black Mountain Pass is a must for anyone who wants to experience spectacular scenery. Start off in the town of Llandovery, taking in Pont Aber and Herbert’s Pass before you head into the village of Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen. This is a route that has featured a number of times on the TV show ‘Top Gear’ and it can be done in just one day, which is one of the reasons that it is so popular as tourists can tackle it as they are passing through the area.