Who doesn’t love a road trip? The annals of iconic travel are filled with the things, and the epic jaunt across the continent in a banged-up car on its last legs (well, wheels) is arguably the most ‘bucket list’ adventure of them all. Days of the dusty desert or the freezing tundra might not be for everyone, so maybe aim to explore the teeny-tiny United Kingdom by road instead.
The UK isn’t a continent, but a well-developed network of roads makes it a road trip destination par excellence. The country’s commitment and contributions to the motor age have always kept it at the forefront of all things ‘car’, so marrying that development to exploration and travel is a no-brainer.
With all that in mind, what are the best road trips in the UK? That all depends on where you want to visit exactly, but sauntering around on four wheels is arguably the best way to investigate the range of landscapes on offer across Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England. You’ll find plenty to do in between drives, from the culture of the cities to the magic of the wilderness, so get behind the wheel and tick off the best road trips the United Kingdom has to offer.
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