Note: I appreciate that we are all living through difficult times right now and COVID-19 has stalled a lot of travel plans. I do however hope the below post can offer inspiration for future adventures and a bit of content for when travel bans are lifted and life returns back to normal.
I absolutely adore road trips and find they are an amazing way to explore the gorgeous places the UK has to offer. Part of the excitement for me is the journey in the car itself, seeing the stunning scenery and most if my journeys involve a sing-a-long in the car, a detour down narrow country lanes and lots of snacks.
The best part about a road trip is all you need to do is pack the car…with as much or little as you like and you can go for however long you like too!
If you don’t have a car and fancy a road trip, it’s easy to borrow a friend or family member’s car for a trip, all your need to do is organise temporary insurance for your car.
Starting with the destination which has my heart, Devonshire!
With road trips to Devon you get to see the gorgeous English countryside and Dartmoor’s wild beauty on the way and glimpses of chocolate box hedgerows which give way to granite tors and wooded valleys.
Make sure you make a pit stop for the famous Cream Tea!
The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire
The Cotswolds are a great road trip option when you are short on time as it is only about a 2 hour drive from Central London and pretty easy to explore on a road trip around the region.
It is like a period drama of a drive and few areas of England remain such a perfectly preserved capsule of nostalgia.
There are lush green rolling valleys everywhere!
If you’re a history buff you’ll love York,with its medieval streets which are rich with history. Here you will find cute cobbled streets, quaint tearooms and Gothic buildings.
For the best view head to the top of the 275 steps that climb up York Minster’s Central Tower, which is the highest point in the city. From here you can look down on York and admire the rooftops of the old and new buildings and the sight of the River Ouse snaking around the city.
Where are your favourite UK destinations for road trips? Let me know in the comments below.