With summer approaching, many of us are already planning our holidays. However, if you are looking for something that is considerably cheaper than a two week holiday abroad, why not venture out of your comfort zone and take a road-trip around the UK? You will be surprised as to how many stunning landscapes you can discover whilst driving around the roads of our own fair countryside.
While it is good to explore the roads of our own land, being careful on the roads is also a vital aspect of careful planning for any road trip. Here are but a few of the best (and safest) road trip destinations in the UK:
The Lake District
Considered one of UK’s most idyllic destinations, The Lake District is situated in the North West of England. You will no doubt marvel at the stunning scenery such as Scafell Pike, which is the highest mountain in England. Plus, as the Lake District is a National Park, it contains clearly mapped out roads that are safe to travel on. So you can visit Ambleside, Keswick and Windermere safely.
The country roads of Northern Ireland are simply made for exploring due to their exquisite beauty. Northern Ireland is known for its road safety standards, and they ensure that all roads are as safe as they possibly can be, leaving you able to enjoy your journey without any hassle at all.
For example, if you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you can explore the Dark Hedges in Ballymoney, which represent the King’s Road in the television series. This avenue of beech trees was planted in the 18th century, and looks magnificent today. If Game of Thrones isn’t your thing, then Ballymoney isn’t your only option, and the drive between Newtonabbey and Cushendall provides great views of the sea.
The A686 between Penrith and Haydon Bridge is widely regarded as being among Britain’s best driving roads – and for good reason. It is known to be especially scenic during the summer months and is situated close to Northumberland’s National Park, offering those who are lucky enough to be travelling along it a spectacular backdrop and plenty of opportunity to break from their journey and take in the truly inspiring views.
These aren’t the only available UK road trips, but hopefully they will whet your appetite. This type of miniature holiday is perfect for those who like their trips to be cost-effective. With the sun shining as you’re gazing out of the window whilst driving along winding roads, this is sure to be a holiday of not only self-discovery, but also one of great enjoyment.