Although tiny in comparison to the vast and endless lands of Australia and the United States, the bounteous lands of the United Kingdom offer everything from staggering rural scenery, vibrant cities bursting with culture, classic and hearty cuisine and of course, an unrivaled collection of historical sights. So fill up the camper van, brew a cup of classic English tea and consider the following locations for one of the best road trips in the United Kingdom.
The Bonnie Highlands of Scotland
To truly escape the bustling reality of everyday life, begin your epic road trip in the glorious Scottish Highlands. You won’t encounter a single traffic jam as you cruise through vibrant fields of rich, purple heather, feasting your eyes upon rolling green hills and perfectly still blue lakes. The tranquility and scenery of this region is unrivaled, and when you do happen to encounter locals, you will be embraced like a long lost brother and surely offered a steaming plate of traditional haggis!
The Luscious Lake District
With its charming hotels, staggering scenery and wonderfully hospitable locals, ensure you make at pit stop in England’s lovely Lake District. The region is a mecca for outdoor activities including challenging hikes, exciting kayak trips, thrilling bike rides and relaxing fishing trips – we guarantee you will sleep like baby here, regardless of which cozy and comfortable cottage you choose to call home for a few days.
Cruise down to the South Coast to visit the charming coastal town of Cornwall, with its warm climate and lovely sandy beaches. If you have a passion for surfing, Cornwall offers some fantastic opportunities to catch impressive waves – head down to either Crooklets or Sandymouth beach for the best experience. Ensure you visit the incredibly picturesque fishing village of Mevagissey, where colorful boats litter the harbor and secluded fairytale coves wait to be discovered. Don’t leave without indulging in a decadent Cornish cream tea of moist scones, decadent clotted cream and sweet strawberry jam – a triumph for the taste buds!
The Big Smoke
End your trip with a visit to the Big Smoke, the world renowned city of London! Park up on the outskirts for cheaper rates and security, and then brave the bustling tube into the center to visit iconic sights such as the towering London Eye, the architecturally beautiful Houses of Parliament and the famous Tower Bridge. Watch the sun set upon the glittering Thames while indulging in a classic dish of crunchy fish and chips, washing it down with a traditional pint of English beer.
The Right Turn
Don’t waste a second aimlessly driving around deserted back roads or propelling forward on motorways, clueless as to which junction will lead you to your desired destination. Before you begin, ensure you invest in a reliable satellite navigation system to avoid any disastrous wrong turns and ensure your trip is completely glitch free!