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If there’s one thing we all need, it’s a holiday. And, after lockdown, the first thing we want to do is get behind the wheel. While we usually prefer the more eco-friendly option of travelling by train, road trips feel like the perfect post-lockdown escape, thanks to the fact that you’re able to easily social distance from others, all while exploring the country’s incredible landscapes.
The time for trips on the open road is nearly upon us. Under the latest roadmap out of lockdown, travel out of our local areas and overnight stays in self-catered accommodation (including Airbnbs and campsites) will be allowed from April 12. From May 17 hostels, hotels and B&Bs will all be able to open again, too.
So here are seven of the best road trips in the UK, complete with estimated driving times, assuming you’re stopping off for multiple nights and taking the time to hike, wild swim and immerse yourself in these stunning surroundings.
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