Summer is here. We’re packing our bags and taking a week or two away. It seems everyone is ready and raring to go on their big trip.
However, many have seen the scenes at UK airports and opted for a staycation – and with the beautiful scenery, captivating beaches, and quintessential British seaside treats, a holiday on home turf is just as much fun.
You may have recently taken out a loan to upgrade your car, in which case, planning a road trip is a fantastic way to properly enjoy your new motor. If you’re needing inspiration on where to go first, here’s some of the best road trip locations in the UK to enjoy:
Covering a 95-mile stretch from East Devon to Old Harry Rocks in Dorset, the Jurassic Coast is England’s only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site, making it a very special destination.
Here, you can go hunting for fossils and ammonites, wander along the shoreline, and explore the towns and villages along the way. You might want to take a break from driving and hop aboard a boat tour at Poole or visit Lulworth Fossil Forest for a fascinating trip back in time before driving to Golden Cap in West Dorset, where you can take in breathtaking views.
North York Moors
The North York Moors National Park is a captivating expanse covering 554 square miles and incorporating 26 miles of coastline. Walkers and ramblers have over 1,408 miles of Public Rights of Way to explore here, making it a real treat if you dream of combining your road trip with a walking holiday.
As well as being a haven for walkers, there are plenty of market towns and villages to discover along the way. Head to Whitby for some fish and chips, Robin Hood’s Bay to discover a smuggling past, and Malton for fabulous food and drink.
From Glencoe to the Cairngorms, the Scottish Highlands is a stunning choice for a road trip. There are lochs and caves to uncover here, along with wildlife and a rich past.
But you might be surprised by some of the beaches here. Set aside that tip to the Caribbean; Mellon Udrigle is a contender for one of the most idyllic beaches you’ll ever see and is among several beaches in Scotland that could easily be somewhere far-flung. Here in a small hamlet on the north west coast of Ross-shire, you’ll find white sands and bright blue waters.
From unexpected beaches to unforgettable scenery, the UK is filled with must-visit locations and idyllic destinations, making it the perfect choice for a road trip.