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The best places in the UK for a road trip

The best places in the UK for a road trip

Summer is here. We’re packing our bags and taking a week or two away.

July 5th, 2022

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:

Jurassic Coast

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.

Scottish Highlands

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.

Laura Bartlett

Laura Bartlett

Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.